Japan Foundation Lecture Series “Shin Hanga and America” by Kendall Brown, Oct. 9, 7:00PM

Japan Foundation Los Angeles Lecture Series 53 Shin Hanga and America: Yoshida Hiroshi’s Journey from Painter to Print-Maker Lecturer: Dr. Kendall Brown Tuesday, October 9, 7:00PM Free Admission, RSVP required
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Cultural News 2018 Fall Issue just published

Cultural News 2018 Fall Issue just published
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Descanso Gardens: Japanese Garden Festival, Oct. 13-14

Descanso Gardens 1418 Descanso Drive, La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011 Japanese Garden Festival Ikebana  by Group Yokou at Minka Oct. 13 – 14 (Sat, Sun) 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Ikebana display & free children workshop www.descansogardens.org
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Isamu Noguchi Sculpture Exhibition at Portland Museum of Art, Maine, Opening Oct. 5

Portland Museum of Art, Maine Beyond the Pedestal: Isamu Noguchi and the Borders of Sculpture Oct. 5, 2018 – Jan. 06, 2019
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Van Nuys’ Japanese Garden to present Harvest Moon Festival, Sept. 23

<Forwarded for the Japanese Garden> Harvest Moon Festival SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2018 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (Last Gate Admission at 3:15 PM) Join us for the Japanese Garden’s Harvest Moon festival. Guests will spend the day enjoying traditional Japanese stories, the artwork for gyotaku/fish printing of artist, Dwight Hwang, the celebratory beats of San Fernando Taiko, and hands-on moon-themed activities for all ages. Location: Japanese Garden, Shoin Building and Administration Building FEE: Free with Admission No Reservations required General Admission: $5.00 Children 12 and under: $3.00 Seniors (62+): $3.00 LOCATION: THE JAPANESE GARDEN 6100 WOODLEY AVE., VAN NUYS,...
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Himalayan Monks to Create a Sand Mandala at the Storrier Stearns Garden in Pasadena, Sept. 26-29

<Forwarded for the Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden> Himalayan monks will create a Buddhist sand mandala, as a prayer for peace and compassion, over a three-day period at the Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden. Visitors are invited to watch them at work during the garden’s open hours of 10am to 4pm, on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, September 26 -29. The event will take place in the center of the garden’s En Gallery of Art. Guests are also invited to the Dissolution Ceremony during which the monks will deconstruct the mandala that they have spent days creating–a lesson in the impermanence of...
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Gamble House in Pasadena to present special exhibition “Shiguchi: The Hidden Art of Japanese Joinery” Sept. 27 – 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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USC Lecture: “Hidden Meanings of Cloth” by Yuko Tanaka, President of Hosei University, Sept. 28, 4:15 PM – 6:00PM

USC Shinso Ito Center for Japanese Religions and Culture lecture series The Power of the Weave: The Hidden Meanings of Cloth Yuko Tanaka, President of Hosei University (Professor of Social Sciences) Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, 4:15 pm – 6:00 pm Doheny Memorial Library, East Asian Seminar Room (110C) RSVP  https://dornsife.usc.edu/cf/cjrc/event.cfm  
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Japan Foundation presenting photography exhibition “TOKYO Before/After” now – Sept. 29

Japan Foundation Los Angeles Photography Exhibition TOKYO Before/After August 30, Thur. – Sept. 29, Sat, 2018 Mon-Fri: 10am-7pm, Sat: Noon-5pm Closed on Sundays & Labor Day The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles Admission: FREE “TOKYO Before/After” features a selection of approximately 80 works, in which works by photographers who had captured images of Tokyo in the 1930-40s are presented in juxtaposition with those taken after 2010.
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Los Angeles Angels Baseball to host Japan Day, Sept. 29, 2 – 5PM

ANGELS TO HOST JAPAN DAY PRESENTED BY JAPAN AIRLINES The pre-game cultural celebration will take place on September 29 ANAHEIM – The Angels will host Japan Day Presented by Japan Airlines at Angel Stadium from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, September 29, prior to their game against the Oakland Athletics. Pre-game cultural celebrations will take place in the parking lot of Angel Stadium, and include a taiko drum performance, Japanese cultural dances, food, giveaways, and a special guest appearance by Angels RHP/DH Shohei Ohtani. Event highlights include:  Scheduled appearance by Shohei Ohtani for a special onstage interview...
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Los Angeles: Shamisen concert with Headmaster Honjoh Hidetaro at Armstrong Theatre, Sept. 29, 2PM

Nihon Buyo Kai of California “The Art of Shamisen – The Japanese Three-Stringed Lute” By Honjoh Hidetaro & Ensemble Saturday, September 29, 2018  –  2:00pm James Armstrong Theatre 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA   90503 Tickets:  $40, $30, $25 To purchase:  torrancearts.org/the-art-of-shamisen/ Join us for a unique afternoon featuring renowned artists from Japan as they play the three-stringed Japanese lute, or shamisen, one of the key instruments in Japanese traditional music. This enlightening program will include performances and demonstrations along with narratives and onstage interviews with the musicians, who will be led by composer, master musician and headmaster of the Honjoh School of Shamisen, Honjoh Hidetaro....
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Los Angeles: Shamisen workshop with Headmaster Honjoh Hidetaro, Sept. 30, 2-5:30PM

Nihon Buyo Kai of California Shamisen workshops for Beginners and for Intermediate/Advanced students The Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018 The workshops will be led by Honjoh Hidetaro, who is recognized by Japan’s Cultural Affairs Department as a master artist and composer. This is a very rare opportunity to learn from a master of the art who will be assisted by his protégés. The Beginner’s workshop will be from 2:00 to 3:30 pm in the upstairs classroom area.  Instruments for the Beginner’s session will be provided, but seating is limited.  The minimum age for the Beginner...
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