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Lifelong Learning Past Events


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

Saturday, January 27, 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, January 27, 2018
11:00 AM—4:00 PM

Jewelry Workshop—Continuing to Work with Washi


Saturday–Sunday, January 27–28
11 a.m.–4 p.m. (both days)

Designed for students who have completed one of our introductory washi classes, this two-day workshop will continue examining the unique properties of washi paper and various methods of working with it to create jewelry.

Explore the challenges of applying washi onto various wooden beads, and experience the excitement of integrating commercial crystal, metal, millefiori, or semi-precious beads with the quiet elegance of washi. By the end of the weekend, each student will have a fully lacquered, single-strand washi necklace, finished with a metal clasp and complemented with a matching pair of earrings.

Bring a shoebox for supplies and a snack/lunch. $64 members, $80 non-members. Materials and museum admission included. Limited to 12 participants.

$25 materials fee has been graciously covered by a grant from the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs.

In the Koichi & Toyo Nerio Education Center




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