Saturday, November 16, 2019

An Afternoon with
Marie Kondo

discussing her book,
Kiki & Jax: The Life-Changing Magic of Friendship

Aratani Theatre

Japanese American Cultural & Community Center
244 S. San Pedro Street
Downtown Los Angeles, CA 90012

$35  Orchestra Section + Book
$20  Balcony Section
$50  Orchestra Section for two — a parent, a child (12 and under) + 1 book

Marie Kondo is a tidying expert, bestselling author, star of Netflix’s hit show Tidying Up with Marie Kondoand founder of KonMari Media, Inc. Enchanted with organizing since her childhood, Marie began her career as a tidying consultant while a 19-year-old university student in Tokyo. Today, Marie is a renowned tidying expert helping people around the world to transform their cluttered homes into spaces of serenity, inspiration, and joy.

In her New York Times bestselling book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying UpMarie took tidying to a whole new level, teaching that if you properly organize your home once, you’ll never have to do it again. Marie has been featured in Time Magazine,t he New York Timesthe Wall Street Journal,the London Timesand Vogueand on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, TheEllen Show,and more than fifty major Japanese television and radio programs. She has also been named one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World.  She appeared at Live Talks Los Angles in April 2016 for her book, Spark Joy.

Kiki & Jax: The Life-Changing Magic of Friendship is an endearing picture book for young readers from Marie Kondo together with Salina Yoon, beloved children’s book creator. Inspired by Marie Kondo’s KonMari Method, this delightful and heartwarming tale teaches young ones how to create openings for joy in all parts of life. 

Kiki and Jax are best friends, and they couldn’t be more different. Kiki is a collector, who loves her nuts, pine cones, books, and toys. Jax is a sorter who enjoys finding places for his favorite games, costumes, and sports equipment. The one thing they always agree on is how much fun they have together. But when things start to get in the way, can they make space for what has always sparked joy—each other?

A timeless story about friendship, sharing our strengths, and helping each other, Kiki & Jax will inspire children and families to tidy with kindness and make room for new experiences and joy together.

Joining her at her Live Talks Los Angeles event will be Salina Yoon, a Geisel Honor–winning author/illustrator of a dozen picture books and early readers and nearly 200 innovative novelty books for young readers. Yoon’s Penguin and Bear and Floppy picture book series have been featured in Kohl’s Cares and have sold around the world.

Moderator to be announced.