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Saturday, March 3, 2018
12:00 PM—3:00 PM

Hinamatsuri Workshop: Kokeshi Doll Art with Mari Inukai



In celebration of Hinamatsuri (Girls’ Day), paint your own prince and princess kokeshi doll set with artist Mari Inukai. Bring pictures of your favorite flowers and textile samples as reference material to paint your doll’s kimono. All generations welcome!

Limited to 10 participants, however, to encourage collaboration, guests who wish to work together may sign up as a single participant; each participant group/team will then receive one set of dolls to work on, and pay a single participant fee.

$20 members, $25 non-members. Museum admission included. Limited to 10 participants. If you have questions, please contact

This program is sold out. To be placed on a waitlist, please email

This workshop is made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs.

In the Koichi & Toyo Nerio Education Center

Saturday, February 24, 2018
10:15 AM—12:15 PM

Little Tokyo Walking Tour


Relive history and learn about present-day Little Tokyo with JANM docents.

$12 members, $15 non-members. Museum admission included. Comfortable walking shoes recommended. Weather permitting. Limited to 20 participants.

Saturday, February 24, 2018
1:00 PM—3:00 PM

CANCELLED: Origami with Ruthie Kitagawa: Hinamatsuri Cards



Make a Hinamatsuri (Girls’ Day) greeting card for your friends and family.

$12 members, $15 non-members. Supplies and admission included. Limited to 10 participants.

Saturday, February 10, 2018
10:15 AM—12:15 PM

Recorrido a Pie por Little Tokyo en Español


Learn about Little Tokyo and its history on this special walking tour conducted in Spanish by a JANM volunteer.

$12 members, $15 non-members. Museum admission included. Comfortable walking shoes recommended. Weather permitting. Limited to 20 participants.

Read an interview with Monica Cruz, the docent who will be leading the tour.

Saturday, February 10, 2018
10:00 AM—2:00 PM

CANCELLED: Edible Adventures: Little Tokyo Markets, Then and Now

THIS TOUR HAS BEEN POSTPONED. Please check back for updates.

Explore the history and foods of the markets of Downtown Los Angeles, from the Little Tokyo neighborhood markets to the bustling Grand Central Market.

$40 members, $50 non-members; lunch and museum admission included. Limited to 15 participants.

Saturday, February 3, 2018
11:00 AM—4:00 PM

Two-Day Shibori Mandalas Workshop


Saturday–Sunday, February 3–4
11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Explore the endless possibilities of mandalas in this contemporary shibori workshop, in which you’ll use colorful dyes to create eye-catching patterns for pillows, quilts, and other projects.

Please wear studio clothing and bring rubber gloves, scissors, and a seam ripper. All other materials will be provided.

$72 members, $90 non-members, plus $40 materials fee due to instructor at beginning of class (cash only). Limited to 20 participants. Museum admission included.

In the Koichi & Toyo Nerio Education Center




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