FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - September 9, 2015
Leslie Unger - firstname.lastname@example.org - 213-830-5690
KOKORO CRAFT BOUTIQUE SET FOR OCTOBER 4 AT JANM
The seventh annual Kokoro Craft Boutique, organized by volunteers at the Japanese American National Museum, will take place Sunday, October 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Those who make purchases of $10 or more will receive same-day free admission to the museum, as well 10% discounts at several participating Little Tokyo restaurants. Yuujou Daiko, a taiko performance group based in South San Gabriel, will perform at 1 p.m.
Kokoro Craft Boutique will feature dozens of vendors selling unique jewelry, kimono fabric fashions, handbags, ceramics, origami art, Giant Robot products, and more. Proceeds from the boutique will benefit JANM’s education programs.
NOW ON VIEW AT JANM:
Common Ground: The Heart of Community
Incorporating hundreds of objects, documents, and photographs collected by JANM, this exhibition chronicles 130 years of Japanese American history, from the early days of the Issei pioneers through the World War II incarceration to the present.
About the Japanese American National Museum (JANM)
Established in 1985, the Japanese American National Museum promotes understanding and appreciation of America’s ethnic and cultural diversity by sharing the Japanese American experience. Located in the historic Little Tokyo district of downtown Los Angeles, JANM is a hybrid institution that straddles traditional museum categories and strives to provide a voice for Japanese Americans as well as a forum that enables all people to explore their own heritage and culture. Since opening to the public, JANM has presented over 70 exhibitions onsite and traveled 17 of its exhibitions to locations around the world, including the Smithsonian Institution and the Ellis Island Museum in the United States, and several leading cultural museums in Japan and South America.
JANM is located at 100 N. Central Ave., Los Angeles. Museum hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday from noon to 8 p.m. General admission is $9 adults, $5 students and seniors, free for members and children under age five. Admission is free to everyone on Thursdays from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and every third Thursday of the month from noon to 8 p.m. General admission prices and free admission times may not apply to specially ticketed exhibitions. Closed Monday, 4th of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. For more information visit janm.org or call 213.625.0414.