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JANM Free Family Days: We Love LA


In conjunction with Transpacific Borderlands: The Art of Japanese Diaspora in Lima, Los Angeles, Mexico City, and São Paulo, JANM presents a family-friendly day celebrating the diverse mix of cultures that make up Los Angeles.



  • Springtime in Japan
    Create your own cherry blossom mobile to hang in your home, inspired by PrunusplastusErica Kaminishi’s stunning homage to Japan’s famous cherry blossom season.
  • Lunchbox Style
    What pictures or designs would you put on your lunchbox? Take a look at Shizu Saldamando’s cool drawings of her friends’ lunchboxes, then decorate a box that reflects your own style!
  • Coloring Station
    Artists like Eduardo Tokeshi and Yuriko Rojas Moriyamause flags in their work as a commentary on identity. Design a flag that represents your identity while learning more about the flag of the City of Los Angeles.
  • Ruthie’s Origami Corner
    In honor of Dia de los Muertos (Mexico’s Day of the Dead), learn to fold origami calaveras (decorative skulls) and embellish them.
  • It’s Veterans Day!
    Celebrate by writing a note of appreciation to a veteran, which JANM will deliver to the nearby VA Los Angeles Ambulatory Care Center.