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2023 MISE at JACCC (Meet the Artisans Who Have Traveled from Japan to Greet You & Share their Life’s Journey)NEW

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2023 MISE at JACCC (Meet the Artisans Who Have Traveled from Japan to Greet You & Share their Life’s Journey)
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Date: Saturday, 28 October, 2023       Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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JACCC Plaza (Japanese American Cultural & Community Center)
244 S. San Pedro Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012 USA
(213) 628-2725
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Map of JACCC Plaza (Japanese American Cultural & Community Center), 244 S. San Pedro Street

The doors of MISE at JACCC swing wide open on Saturday & Sunday, October 28 -29 from 11am-5pm. 

The Toshizo Watanabe Exhibition Center on the Plaza level has been transformed to showcase exquisite, artisanal products from Tsubamesanjo, Niigata prefecture. Elegant metal works that range from handmade sake and beer cups to Japanese knives forged by legendary craftsmen are featured. It is an opportunity to show these artisans our support, attend workshops, taste sake from famous Niigata, and purchase unique, one-of-kind holiday gifts.

Meet the artisans who have traveled from Japan to greet you and share their life’s journey. Many are carrying forward generations of family history by continuing to make these traditional products over hundreds of years.

MISE is opening to the public!

Please sign up for workshops on both days, October 28, Saturday and Sunday, October 29! We welcome you - join the fun and excitement!

Dates (2 Days) 
Sat & Sun: Oct 28 - 29, 2023

Location
Toshizo Watanabe Exhibition Center, 244 S. San Pedro Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012


SATURDAY SCHEDULE

Hinoura Knife Sharpening: Two Sessions: 10 am - 12:30 pm & 1:30 - 4 pm
$400 / person (includes an original Hinoura Santoku Knife)
Doizaki Gallery

Tsukasa Hinoura, one of Japan’s most recognized knife makers, will be making a special appearance in Los Angles for this event to lead a workshop for limited participants to sharpen and finish Santoku-style Hinoura knives together with this legendary artisan. Tsukasa Hinoura's knives have a 3-7 year wait and are highly sought after by professional chefs and enthusiasts around the world.

Hinoura, the company, dates back to 1905 and is a Tsubamesanjo knife maker with global recognition.

Their knives are all hand forged by the 3rd and 4th generation Hinoura blacksmiths who are some of the highest authorities in Japanese knife making.


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Japanese Gardening Tools for the American Yard
11 am - 12 pm, $10 / person
TWCCC Patio

Rieko Asano is a 3rd generation maker of specialty Japanese gardening tools. Using the Japanese craftsmanship passed down from her grandfather, Rieko Asano demonstrates how specialized tools have been designed for very specific gardening needs.

Join her as she shows how each of these tools are made to address specific gardening needs, whether in planting, hoeing, clipping and trimming, these tools are "must haves" for the home gardener. Even in space constrained apartment dwellings, plants are a vital part of everyday Japanese living. Come and learn how these tools are used in the most delightful and practical ways to address every home gardeners' needs! All materials supplied; this will be a demonstration workshop.


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NIIGATA Specialty Sake Tasting
Four Sessions: 1 - 2 pm; 2 - 3 pm; 3 - 4 pm; 4 - 5 pm
$40 / person ($35 for Members)
TWCCC

It is said that Niigata produces the best sakes in the world. Learn and taste why!

“Echigo Toji”, a group of sake masters from Niigata, is one of the largest and the most influential and skillful group of sake masters in Japan. While they are not afraid to apply scientific innovations to improve their product, they understand the importance of keeping with sake-making traditions that have worked for centuries. They say, "experience and intuition" - to describe the artistry that goes into making handcrafted sake. The Toji (Sake Master) and his sake-making team are artists who rely as much on their sense of feel as they do on scientific instrumentation. Handcrafted sake in Niigata is the perfect combination of art and science.

Today it is no wonder that Niigata sakes are the finest in the world. The perfect climate for sake production combined with the advances made in science together with the traditional artistry creates an environment that is destined to nurture the highest quality sake in the world. Come to taste and learn about these specialty sake! Each session will be include explanations and tasting notes up to 6 different sakes.

21+ with valid ID.

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Delightful Rice Balls - Onigiri
1 - 2 pm, $10 / person
TWCCC

A dish so simple yet so beloved; a dish so versatile that it can be a meal - the onigiri "rice ball" has been a staple of the Japanese diet for centuries. Come discover simple but nutritious ways to create and delight children and adults alike. Using ingredients from "On the Umami", a company based in Tsubamesanjo that manufacturers all natural premium dashi-stock, discover new ways to use delicious Niigata rice and delicious "umami" accents to make delectable onigiri!

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SUNDAY SCHEDULE

Hinoura Knife Sharpening
Two Sessions: 10 am - 12:30 pm & 1:30 - 4 pm
$400 / person (includes an original Hinoura Santoku Knife)
Doizaki Gallery

Tsukasa Hinoura, one of Japan’s most recognized knife makers, will be making a special appearance in Los Angles for this event to lead a workshop for limited participants to sharpen and finish Santoku-style Hinoura knives together with this legendary artisan. Tsukasa Hinoura's knives have a 3-7 year wait and are highly sought after by professional chefs and enthusiasts around the world.

Hinoura, the company, dates back to 1905 and is a Tsubamesanjo knife maker with global recognition.

Their knives are all hand forged by the 3rd and 4th generation Hinoura blacksmiths who are some of the highest authorities in Japanese knife making.

Buy Tickets


Japanese Gardening Tools for the American Yard
11 am - 12 pm, $10 / person
TWCCC Patio

Rieko Asano is a 3rd generation maker of specialty Japanese gardening tools. Using the Japanese craftsmanship passed down from her grandfather, Rieko Asano demonstrates how specialized tools have been designed for very specific gardening needs.

Join her as she shows how each of these tools are made to address specific gardening needs, whether in planting, hoeing, clipping and trimming, these tools are "must haves" for the home gardener. Even in space constrained apartment dwellings, plants are a vital part of everyday Japanese living. Come and learn how these tools are used in the most delightful and practical ways to address every home gardeners' needs! All materials supplied; this will be a demonstration workshop.

Buy Tickets


Delightful Rice Balls - Onigiri
1 - 2 pm, $10 / person
TWCCC

A dish so simple yet so beloved; a dish so versatile that it can be a meal - the onigiri "rice ball" has been a staple of the Japanese diet for centuries. Come discover simple but nutritious ways to create and delight children and adults alike. Using ingredients from "On the Umami", a company based in Tsubamesanjo that manufacturers all natural premium dashi-stock, discover new ways to use delicious Niigata rice and delicious "umami" accents to make delectable onigiri!

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THINGS TO KNOW

About MISE
Join Jane Matsumoto and Patricia Wyatt, two home chefs who passionately pursue the art of Japanese cooking. Guided by native Japanese mothers, their professional mentors have included visiting Japanese culinary masters, cookbook authors, and even Michelin-starred chefs, all of whom have carved a place in JACCC's culinary center.

Jane and Pat want to share access to authentic food products, precise kitchen tools, and beautiful serving ware made by artisans throughout Japan. Their tips and tricks make it fun and easy. Best of all, you can purchase everything you need at MISE. You are assured that everything is timed to the seasons, an ethos at the heart of Japanese cuisine. From plating to cookware and seasonal ingredients, you will discover how easy it is to create wonderful meals and bring a touch of true Japanese hospitality, omotenashi, to your table.

Parking
Paid parking is available nearby at Joe's Auto Parks/Sho Tokyo on 350 East 2nd Street for $15 (rates may vary). Metered parking in Little Tokyo is also available and free after 8 pm.

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