Add a Japanese Touch to Your Holiday

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The Japanese American Cultural and Community Center presents “Japanese Touch to Your Holiday Celebration” as part of its “On the Veranda” series on Sunday, Dec. 11, from 1 to 3 p.m.

Get ready for the holiday season with mixed-media artist Karen Toda, who has experience teaching paper and textile works as well as interior decorating. She has explored and interpreted Japanese traditions in a contemporary way.

For this lecture, Toda will go over the traditions of Japanese decorations and symbols for Oshogatsu or New Year’s, and demonstrate how to make a nengajyo (New Year’s cards) and how to wrap holiday gifts using a furoshiki.

Location: The Garden Room at JACCC, 244 S. San Pedro St., Los Angeles. Admission is $20 general, $15 for JACCC members. As space is limited, reservations are highly recommended. Call Gavin Kelley at (213) 628-2725, ext. 133.

On the Web: www.jaccc.org

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