Little Tokyo Sushi Graze

Japanese American National Museum 100 North Central Avenue, Little Tokyo

Dive into one of Los Angeles’s most historic neighborhoods while grazing on sushi made by Little Tokyo’s talented chefs. Begin with a “Sushi 101” class to learn about the history and etiquette of this cuisine, then proceed on to stops at several neighborhood restaurants.

$80

Maihashi Workshop: Make Your Own Reusable Chopsticks

Japanese American National Museum 100 North Central Avenue, Little Tokyo

In this workshop led by local woodworker Steve Hatanaka, attendees will create their own personal reusable chopsticks, also known as maihashi. Reusable chopsticks speak to the Japanese concept of mottainai, an effort to not be wasteful.

$15

Kaiju vs Heroes: World of Japanese Toys

Japanese American National Museum 100 North Central Avenue, Little Tokyo

Drazoran and Captain Maxx join hundreds of dazzling vintage and contemporary Japanese vinyl toys on display courtesy toy designer and collector, Mark Nagata.

$12

From Japan to Mexico: A Nikkei Story from Veracruz

Japanese American National Museum 100 North Central Avenue, Little Tokyo

Julio Mizzumi Guerrero Kojima and Belen Torres Morales are descendants of immigrants who left Japan to work in the sugar plantations in Veracruz, Mexico, in the early 1900s. They are musicians with expertise in the Fandango, a tradition specific to Veracruz that is rooted in community convening and participation. They also are part of an environmental/community gardening project in Veracruz called Jardin Kojima. They will share their expertise in Fandango as well as talk about their environmental project.

$12

GODZILLA [Subtitled]

Japanese American National Museum 100 North Central Avenue, Little Tokyo

JANM presents Outdoor Movie Night: Godzilla (1954)! Guests are welcome to bring their own chairs and blankets. Popcorn will be available for purchase by Buttery Popcorn Co. and food by Takuma’s Burger.

Free

They Called Us Enemy: Conversation and Signing with George Takei

Japanese American National Museum 100 North Central Avenue, Little Tokyo

Join living legend George Takei for a brief conversation about the graphic novel "They Called Us Enemy." The book, co-written by Justin Eisinger and Steven Scott and illustrated by Harmony Becker, is Takei’s firsthand account of years behind barbed wire at an American concentration camp during World War II, the terrors of growing up under …

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Free

A Taste of Home: Dining Out in Japanese America

Online Event CA

Examine the past, present, and future of Japanese American restaurants and dining through a conversation with Chef Akira Hirose and Jo Ann Maehara (Azay Little Tokyo) and Chef Niki Nakayama (n/naka).

Free

They Called Us Enemy: An Intergenerational Conversation on Racial Justice

Online Event CA

VENUE ORGANIZER From JANM: "Join JANM for an intergenerational conversation on racial injustice and reconciliation highlighted in George Takei’s graphic memoir, They Called Us Enemy.  The book recounts the memories of Takei’s imprisonment in a WWII Japanese American concentration camp. June Berk, former WWII incarceree and JANM volunteer, will be interviewed by Abbi-Hope Jihye Park and Abigail Eun, two Los …

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Free

JANM Virtual Gala and Auction 2021

Online Event CA

The JANM 2021 Gala includes a video variety show with actor George Takei, East L.A. Taiko, comedian/actress Amy Hill, and several special guest appearances including Dodgers Manager Dave Roberts.

Free and up