Oct/Nov 2018 issue of Cultural News on Sale Now

Latest issue of Cultural News is available now Getty Museum is presenting Japanese lacquer from Marie-Antoinette collection Japanese classical dancer Fujima Kansuma’s 100th birthday celebration will be presented at Aratani Theatre Civic diplomat Mrs. Takako Wakita of Santa Barbara is honored with conforment of the Japanese Foreign Minister’s Commendation UCLA programs feature English-language Noh performance depicting Elvis Presley Theatre Nogaku, a group of scholar/player, spreading Noh performing art to world – – – – – – – – – – – — – – – – – – – – – – – Subscription to Cultural News Name: _____________________________________________...
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The Getty Center presenting “A Queen’s Treasure from Versaille: Marie-Antoinette’s Japanese Lacquer,” ongoing

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 exhibition “Shiguchi: The Hidden Art of Japanese Joinery,” through Dec. 2

Forwarded for the Gamble House The exhibition is now extended through Dec. 2. The Gamble House, Pasadena Special Exhibition 4 Westmoreland Place, Pasadena, CA 91103 Shiguchi: The Hidden Art of Japanese Joinery September 27, 2018-November 4, 2018, extended until Dec. 2, 2018 http://gamblehouse.org/shiguchi/ Curator’s Tours of the Shiguchi Exhibition Sunday, November 18, 10:00 am-12:00 pm at The Gamble House Join Curator, Jennifer Trotoux, for a 2 hour an in-depth tour of Shiguchi: The Hidden Art of Japanese Joinery. This 2 hour tour is limited to a group of 10. For more information or to purchase by phone, call ACME Ticketing at (844) 325-0812....
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Smithsonian’s Arthur Sackler Gallery exhibiting “Japan Modern: Photography from the Gloria Katz and Willard Huyck Collection” ongoing

Japan Modern: Photography from the Gloria Katz and Willard Huyck Collection September 29, 2018–January 24, 2019 Gallery 24 Arthur M. Sackler Gallery 1050 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC Celebrating the Freer-Sackler’s recent acquisition of a major Japanese photography collection, this exhibition features a selection of works by groundbreaking twentieth-century photographers. Whether capturing evocative landscapes or the gritty realities of postwar Japan, this presentation focuses on Japanese artists’ search for a sense of place in a rapidly changing country. The images highlight destinations both rural and urban, in styles ranging from powerful social documentary to intensely personal. A selection of...
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Portland Japanese Garden to host Japan Foundation’s traveling exhibition “Manga Hokusai Manga” Dec. 1, 2018 – Jan. 13, 2019

Portland Japanese Garden Manga Hokusai Manga: Approaching the Master’s Compendium from the Perspective of Contemporary Comics Dec. 1, 2018 – Jan. 13, 2019 The Pavilion and Tanabe Gallery Portland Japanese Garden 611 SW Kingston Ave, Portland, OR 97205 https://japanesegarden.org Exhibition admission is included with garden ticket, $16, 95. By introducing some of the similarities and differences between modern Japanese manga, which now enjoy worldwide popularity, and Hokusai Manga, a collection of sketches by the ukiyo-e artist Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849), this exhibition sets out to introduce the charms of this unique field of Japanese culture. Focusing on pictorial storytelling and...
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Smithsonian’s Arthur Sackler Gallery exhibiting “Japan Modern: Prints in the Age of Photography” ongoing

Japan Modern: Prints in the Age of Photography September 29, 2018 – January 24, 2019 Arthur M. Sackler Gallery 1050 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC When photography arrived in Japan in the mid-nineteenth century, traditional woodblock printmakers were forced to adapt their craft to keep pace with the new medium. In the decades that followed, major upheavals—a new system of government, a devastating earthquake, and the onset of world war—continued to influence Japanese prints. This exhibition explores Japanese artists’ reactions to the challenges of modernity from the late nineteenth to mid-twentieth century. It first examines the collapse of the...
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Little Tokyo: Aratani Theatre to host 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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Terasaki Nibei Lecture: By Staff of Japanese American Cultural & Community Center, Nov. 20, 6:00PM

The Terasaki NIbei Foundation 11570 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064 www.nibei.org (310) 479-6101 ext 134   Lectures are free December 11, 2018 (Tuesday) Gyotaku (漁拓) Dwight Hwang November 20, 2018 (Tuesday) Japanese American Cultural & Community Center Daren Mooko, Interim President Allison De la Cruz November 6, 2018 (Tuesday) Art of Japanese Calligraphy Kuniharu Yoshida, Artist
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Pasadena Japanese Cultural Institute: A Concert featuring koto player Hiromi Hashibe & shakuhachi player Kaoru Kakizakai, Nov. 24 at 2:00PM

Sounds of Fall Koto & Shakuhachi Concert Koto Performance by Hiroko Masuda & Hiromi Hashibe Feature Performance by International Shakuhachi Artist, Kaoru Kakizakai Saturday, November 24, 2018 2-4 p.m. Pasadena Japanese Cultural Institute 595 Lincoln Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91103 Admission: $20/person Refreshment will be served after the concert For inquiry, call Hiroko Masuda at 626-217-3027 or email to hirokomailex@hotmail.com www.kakizakai.com  
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Huntington Library: Japanese Teahouse Tour, Dec. 10, 11:30AM – 3:30PM

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Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens Public Programs and Event Japanese Teahouse Tours Dec. 10 (Monday) 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Learn about the history of the Japanese Garden’s ceremonial teahouse and the traditions behind its use. Informal tours are offered at 20-minute intervals on the second Monday of every month. No reservations required. General admission. Japanese Garden Viewing Stones Show Dec. 26-30 (Wednesday-Sunday) 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The California Aiseki Kai presents its 29th annual show featuring outstanding examples of suiseki and other viewing stones. Practiced in Asia for centuries and gaining popularity around the world, the art of viewing...
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Santa Barbara Museum of Art to open “Paths of Gold: Landscape and Narrative paintings from the Collection” exhibition, ongoing

Santa Barbara Museum of Art Paths of Gold: Japanese Landscape and Narrative paintings from the Collection November 10, 2018  – February 10, 2019 The malleable interior of traditional Japanese houses could be redecorated to suit particular purposes — at times adorning with glistening screens and objects of color and gold. This exhibition explores the aesthetics of these public and private interiors by featuring folding screens, scrolls, and examples of lacquerware. https://www.sbma.net/exhibitions/pathsofgold
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Pasadena Ceramic Exhibition: Shumei Hall Gallery hosting Shigaraki collection, ongoing

Crafted from the Earth: The Rugged Beauty of Shigaraki Ceramics Exhibition at the Shumei Hall Gallery, Pasadena November 3, 2018 to January 13, 2019 Curated by Meher McArthur Shumei Hall: 2430 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107 http://www.shumei.us Galley Hours: 9:30 am – 6 pm, Monday – Saturday Opening Reception: Nov. 3, 2 pm – 5 pm This exhibition is supported by the Japan Foundation, Los Angeles. As part of the Pasadena-wide Art and Science (AXS) Festival 2018, the Shumei Arts Council will present Crafted from the Earth: The Rugged Beauty of Shigaraki Ceramics, an exhibition that explores Japan’s...
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