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Crafting History: Arts and Crafts from America's Concentration Camps

November 16, 2002 - May 4, 2003

Craft objects made by Japanese Americans comprise one of the most significant categories of artifacts from the World War II concentration camps. This exhibition examines arts and crafts as an important outlet for Japanese Americans during World War II, and explores what these items mean today as we reflect on the legacy of the incarceration.

Crafting History: Arts and Crafts from America’s Concentration Camps will draw from the National Museum’s extensive and unrivaled collection of camp arts and crafts including: bird and shell pins, wooden vases and figurines, furniture, obutsudans, needlework including embroidered and crocheted items, as well as other fabric-based items such as textiles.

Past Events

Sunday, January 25, 2009
1:00 PM—4:00 PM

10th Anniversary Exhibition Celebration & The Future of Little Tokyo

events/200px-Ronald_Reagan_signing_Japanese_reparations_bill100.jpg Celebrate the January 23, 1999 opening of the National Museum’s ongoing exhibition, Common Ground, with a look at the last ten years and also the plans for its future.

In addition, The Japanese American Citizens League in Partnership with the Japanese American Museum and UCLA NSU present:

LT and Me: A Survey of Youth

The goal of LT and Me is to plan for the future of Little Tokyo using dual input from youth and community leadership, while introducing students to what they can do after college to become more active in the community. Whether this is volunteering, or finding a job in the community, the program aims to help youth understand and think on their role in the community.

This is for anyone interested in learning, and developing the role of youth in the future of Little Tokyo.

A light reception will follow the program.
Sunday, May 4, 2003

Closing of the exhibition Crafting History

Closing of the exhibition Crafting History

Saturday, March 22, 2003
1:00 PM

Craft Class with Ryoko Shibata: Geta Ornaments

Class fees are $5 for National Museum members and $11 for non-members, includes Museum admission and supplies.

Saturday, March 8, 2003
1:00 PM

Craft Class with Ryoko Shibata: Flower-Making

Class fees are $5 for National Museum members and $11 for non-members, includes Museum admission and supplies.

Sunday, March 2, 2003

Exhibit of Japanese Flower Arrangements

Please see description above.

Saturday, March 1, 2003

Exhibit of Japanese Flower Arrangements

Celebrating its 35th anniversary, the practitioners of the Ohara School of Ikebana reach beyond the traditional styles of the art form of flower arranging with innovative and creative results. More than 80 arrangements by teachers and students of the school will be on display.

At the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center, Doizaki Gallery
244 South San Pedro Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Gallery Hours: 11:00 am–4:00 pm

Saturday, March 1, 2003
2:00 PM

Ikebana Demonstration and Crafting History Exhibition Tour

Join the National Museum for a special ikebana (Japanese flower arrangement) demonstration by the Ohara School of Ikebana, Los Angeles Chapter, and a special exhibition tour of Crafting History: Arts and Crafts from America's Concentration Camps led by curator Kristine Kim.

Saturday, February 22, 2003
1:00 PM

Craft Class with Ryoko Shibata: Shell Crafts

Class fees are $5 for National Museum members and $11 for non-members, includes Museum admission and supplies.

Saturday, February 8, 2003
1:00 PM

Craft Class with Ryoko Shibata: Yarn Crafts

Class fees are $5 for National Museum members and $11 for non-members, includes Museum admission and supplies.

Sunday, January 26, 2003
1:00 PM

Crafting History: Arts and Crafts from America's Concentration Camps Exhibition

Join us for a special exhibition tour of Crafting History: Arts and Crafts from America's Concentration Camps with curator Kristine Kim. Following the tour, artist Flora Ito will teach participants how to make bird pins out of alternative materials. Appropriate for children ages 10 and up. Fees are $5 for National Museum members and $11 for non-members, includes Museum admission and supplies.

Saturday, January 25, 2003
1:00 PM

Craft Class with Ryoko Shibata: Paper Crafts

Class fees are $5 for National Museum members and $11 for non-members, includes Museum admission and supplies.

Saturday, January 11, 2003
1:00 PM

Craft Class with Ryoko Shibata: Shell Collage Greeting Cards

Class fees are $5 for National Museum members and $11 for non-members, includes Museum admission and supplies.

Wednesday, January 1, 2003
1:00 PM

New Year Family Celebration

Special Event

Join us to welcome the New Year with family and friends
Mochitsuki (Rice Cake Pounding) Performance and Demonstration
Kodama Taiko will combine this age-old tradition of pounding mochi (sweet rice) with the sounds of taiko. Bring your friends and family to enjoy this uniquely energetic performance and taste the freshly pounded mochi.

Koma Workshop
In conjunction with the exhibition, Crafting History: Arts and Crafts from America's Concentration Camps, artist Mineko Grimmer will teach kids how to make a koma (a Japanese top).

Ozoni Tasting
Participants will have a chance to taste ozoni, a Japanese New Year's traditional food dish, provided by Suehiro, a neighborhood restaurant.

New Year Greetings
Make traditional Japanese New Year's postcards with craft master Ryoko Shibata.

Saturday, November 16, 2002

Opening of the exhibition Crafting History: Arts and Crafts from America's Concentration Camps

Opening of the exhibition Crafting History: Arts and Crafts from America's Concentration Camps

 

 

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