Cultural News Editor Shige Higashi to talk about the disasters in Japan, Oct. 16 at 7:00PM

Forwarded for The Tersaki Nibei Foundation Tuesday, October 16, 2018 7:00PM “The Firsthand Report from Japan” By Shige Higashi The Terasaki Niei Foundation 1157 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064 nibei@nibei.org (310) 479-6101 ext 134 Our next event will be “The Firsthand Report from Japan” by Mr. Shige Higashi. Mr. Higashi has just returned from Japan where had been effected by earthquake in Hokkaido, typhoon, flooding and mad sliding in Kansai area. Come to join us to hear the hot reports. If you join us dinner, starting 6 pm, a bento will be $10/person (you can pay at the...
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Film “Kusama – Infinity” to show at Leammle theaters, Oct. 15 at 7:30PM

Forwarded for Leammle Theaters COMING SOON OPENS IN 4 DAYS, MONDAY OCT. 15 Film: Kusama – Infinity KUSAMA – INFINITY is filmmaker Heather Lenz’s fascinating portrait of the top-selling female artist in the world. The bittersweet story of Yayoi Kusama, who battled sexism, racism and mental illness to finally see her iconic Infinity Mirror Rooms become an art world sensation and social media staple at the age of 88, KUSAMA – INFINITY https://www.kusamamovie.com premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. Now the top-selling female artist in the world, Yayoi Kusama overcame countless obstacles to bring her radical artistic vision...
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English-language Noh play in UCLA: “Blue Moon Over Memphis” featuring Elvis Presley at Glorya Kaufman Dance Theatre, Oct. 15 at 7:00PM

Forwarded for UCLA Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies Community Event Announcement 2 Days of Noh: Blue Moon Over Memphis Presented by Theatre Nohgaku and the Yanai Initiative Monday, October 15, 2018 7:00 PM Glorya Kaufman Dance Theatre Kaufman Hall, UCLA Admission $30 VIP Tickets with bento dinner $15 General public $10 UCLA faculty and staff (available at the UCLA Central Ticket Office or at the door) Students free at the door with ID (subject to availability) An English-language Noh play by award-winning playwright Deborah Brevoort, scored for the Noh theater by Richard Emmert. Blue Moon Over Memphis tells the...
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The Getty Center presenting “A Queen’s Treasure from Versaille: Marie-Antoinette’s Japanese Lacquer,” Now – Jan. 6, 2019

The Getty Center A Queen’s Treasure from Versaille: Marie-Antoinette’s Japanese Lacquer January 23, 2018 – January 6, 2019 Tuesday – Thursday, 10 am-5:30 pm Friday, Saturday, 10 am-9 pm Closed Mondays The Getty Center 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90049 Parking is $15; $10 after 3pm. Admission is free This exhibition showcases Japanese lacquer from the private collection of the French queen Marie-Antoinette. Her collection of small lacquer boxes was one of the finest in Europe, and she considered it to be among her most cherished possessions. The elaborate works reveal the queen’s personal taste and demonstrate...
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Gamble House in Pasadena presenting special exhibition “Shiguchi: The Hidden Art of Japanese Joinery,” Now – Nov. 4

The Gamble House, Pasadena Special Exhibition Shiguchi: The Hidden Art of Japanese Joinery September 27, 2018-November 4, 2018 http://gamblehouse.org/shiguchi/ Curator’s Tour: Sunday, October 14 and November 4, 10:00 am-12:00 pm, $20 per person Woodworker’s Tours:: Sunday, October 7 and October 21, 10:00 am-12:00 pm, $80 per person Panel Discussion and Self-Paced Tour: Saturday, September 29, 4:00 pm-6:00 pm, $10 FoGH members, $20 non-members Lecture: The Art of Shiguchi: Sunday, September 30, 3:00 pm-6:00 pm, $30, FoGH members, $40 non-members Sake Tasting: Sunday, November 4, 5:00 pm-7:00 pm, $25 FoGH members, $35 non-members
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Japan Foundation Los Angeles presenting art exhibition “Carving Across Borders: Block Prints of Hiroshi Yoshida,” Now – Oct. 31

The Japan Foundation Los Angeles Art Exhibition Carving Across Borders: Block Prints of Hiroshi Yoshida October 10 – October 31, 2018 Mon – Fri: 10am-7pm Sat: Noon – 5pm Closed on Sundays The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles 5700 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90036 Free admission The Japan Foundation is presenting the Carving Across Borders: Block Prints of Hiroshi Yoshida exhibition with the generous support of Randall and Diana Fullmer. Hiroshi Yoshida was born in 1876 in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan. After having years of formal and intensive study of western-style painting, 23-year-old Yoshida departed Japan for the first...
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Japanese American Cultural & Community Center’s Doizaki Gallery hosting “Kami to Kami II: SCI-ARC x Washi” exhibition, Now – Oct. 28

LOS ANGELES — Japanese American Cultural & Community Center, Hiromi Paper Inc. and the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) are pleased to announce a special exhibition exploring the infinite possibilities of washi, traditional Japanese paper, in the context of the world of architecture. 神と紙 KAMI TO KAMI II: SCI-ARC x Washi will open on Sunday, October 7, 2018 and run through Sunday, October 28, 2018 at the George J. Doizaki Gallery. This exhibition is supported in part by Hiromi Paper Inc. and the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc). “This handmade paper process is 40 generations of craftsmen...
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Ceramic exhibition in Pasadena: Shumei Art to present Shigaraki pottery collection, Nov. 3 – Jan. 13, 2019

Shumei Art Council of America presents “Crafted from the Earth: The Rugged Beauty of Shigaraki Ceramics” November 3, 2018 – January 13, 2019 9:30 am – 6:00 pm (Mon. – Sat.) Shumei Hall Gallery 2430 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107 (626) 584-8841 Curated and organized by Japanese art historian, Meher McArthur Opening Reception: November 3 from 2 pm to 5 pm During the reception, traditional Japanese tea ceremony demonstrations incorporating high-quality Shigaraki tea bowls will be held at 3pm and 4pm at a cost of $10 per person, and will include handmade, organic wagashi (traditional Japanese sweets). RSVPs...
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Japanese language scholarship program presents dementia-themed film screening and lectures with appearance of singer songwriter Masahi Sada in person, Oct. 27 at 1:30PM

Forwarded for the Aurora Foundation Film “Sakura Saku” (Cherry Blossoms) Screening & Special Program of “Dementia” with special appearance of singer songwriter Masahi Sada in person (Script of “Sakura Saku” and the theme song of the film were written by Masashi Sada.) Presented by the Japanese Language Scholarship – Aurora Foundation Co-sponsored by Pacifica & Northstar Senior Living (Sakura Garden) and Japanese American Cultural & Community Center Saturday, October 27, 2018, at 1:30 PM Aratani Theater at the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles Ticket: $20, $15 (Student, Senior, JACCC Member) Tickets are available...
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Japan’s singer and songwriter Masashi Sada to perform benefit concert for Japanese language scholarship program at Redondo Beach, Oct. 28 at 5:00PM

Celebrating the 20th anniversary of its formation, the Japanese Language Scholarship Aurora Foundation presents “Masashi Sada Benefit Concert in LA” on Sunday, Oct. 28 at 5:00 pm at Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, 1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Redondo Beach, CA 90278. Tickets are $200, $120, $100, $80, $60, $40. All reserved seats. For tickets, call Aurora Foundation Office at (323) 882-6545 or email aurorafoundation@usa.net www.jlsf-aurora.org  Masashi Sada, a singer-songwriter and a novelist, was born in Nagasaki, Japan. He began playing the violin at the age of 3 years and 8 months, moved to Tokyo for violin studies after completing...
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Aratani Theatre to showcase Los Angeles-based emerging classical Japanese dance and music artists, Nov. 4 at 2:00PM

Forwarded for Kyo no Kai “Kyo no Kai” in Los Angeles is an organization founded and headed by Kabuki actor Nakamura Gankyo (aka Bando Hirohichiro). The mission of Kyo no Kai is to teach and promote various aspects of traditional Japanese culture with the emphasis on the performance art of Kabuki. U.S. Kabuki Kenkyu Kai presents “Shinsei Kai” (New Stars) event – emerging stars of Japanese arts.  Shisei Kai event is sponsored by UCLA Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies and Toyo Miyatake Studio. Performance Event Shisei Kai (新星会) Sunday, November 4, 2018 2:00 PM –  4:00 PM Aratani Theatre...
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Aratani Theatre to hosts 100th Birthday Celebration program of Japanese classical dancer, Fujima Kansuma, Nov. 18 at 3:00PM

Japanese American Cultural & Community Center presents Fujima Kansuma 100th Birthday Celebration A special classical selection highlighting the career and legacy of a master artist November 18, 2018, 3PM Aratani Theatre, Los Angeles The Japanese American Cultural & Community Center, together with the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, presents the 100th Birthday Celebration of Madame Fujima Kansuma. Please join us as we celebrate her long career as a master artist, her important role in supporting and sustaining the vitality of Japanese American cultural heritage, and her recognition as a National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellow....
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