Wildfires: Los Angeles is in emergency

Wildfire Map Fox 11 Los Angeles

Unless you are in the evacuation zone, it is good for you to stay in home and stay cool. And it is also good for you to buy Los Angeles Time’s today copy for $2.75. For latest information about wildfires in Los Angeles, check: http://fire.ca.gov/current_incidents http://emergency.lacity.org http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov
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Japan Foundation Film Screening: A Bride for Rip Van Winkle, Dec. 13, 7:00 pm

The Japan Foundation Los Angeles, Auditorium 5700 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 100 Los Angeles, CA 90036 Admission free: No RSVP requited “A Bride for Rip Van Winkle” (179 mins, 2016) Directed by Shunji Iwai リップヴァンウィンクルの花嫁 原作・脚本・監督=岩井俊二 For detail: https://www.jflalc.org/ac-japanema-121317
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Glendale: Annual Holiday Tea & Japan Culture Day at Japanese Garden, Dec. 17, 12:00 – 3:00PM

Glendale: Annual Holiday Tea & Japan Culture Day at Japanese Garden, Dec. 17, 12:00 – 3:00PM

Shoseian “Whispering Pine” Teahouse Brand Library Park, 1601 West Mountain Street, Glendale, CA 91201 Annual Holiday Tea & Japan Culture Day Sunday, December 17, 2017 Noon – 3pm Presented by Friends of Shoseian There will be two traditional Japanese Tea Ceremonies with seating at 1:30 pm and 2:00 pm. Limited seating for tea – reservation required. $20 donation. RSVP by Dec. 14: friends@shoseianteahouse.com Cultural Programs Koto music by Saeko Taiko Drum by the “Taiko Kids” of Verdugo/Woodlands School Martial Arts Demonstration Shodo by Yukai Bonsai Exhibit “Zen Art” Exhibit by Don Baird Charlotte Chen’s Designs & Gift Traditional Japanese...
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Japan Foundation Lecture: Deities in Japanese Art: Wisdom Kings, Dec. 19 at 7:00 pm

Japan Foundation Lecture Deities in Japanese Art Wisdom Kings

The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles Special Lecture Series: Deities in Japanese Art Session 4: Wisdom Kings in collaboration with Los Angeles County Museum of Art Tuesday, December 19, 7pm The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles, Auditorium 5700 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90036 Admission Free, RSVP/EventBrite Street parking is available near JFLA. Click here for parking info.  
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LACMA: “Atmosphere in Japanese Painting” ongoing

Los Angeles County Museum of Art Atmosphere in Japanese Painting Pavilion for Japanese Art September 15, 2017 – February 4, 2017 Atmosphere in Japanese Painting, presenting a span of techniques for evoking atmosphere, features the artist Yoshio Ikezaki (Japan, active United States, born 1953), who makes his own paper and sumi, which he applies with his ki (氣), energy, to reveal the natural forces within the elements of water and air impelled by the flow of ki. An entire level of the East Wing in the Pavilion for Japanese Art will be devoted to works of Yoshio Ikezaki. Three...
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LACMA: “Atmosphere” exhibition features Yoshio Ikezaki

Los Angeles County Museum of Art Atmosphere in Japanese Painting September 15, 2017–February 4, 2018 http://www.lacma.org/art/exhibition/atmosphere-japanese-painting In the Japanese language, there are about 50 words for rain, but also an equivalent surfeit of terms for snow, mist, and fog. Relatively simple painting tools are available to the Japanese artist—paper (washi), ink (sumi), water-based or mineral pigments, which, in formal situations, are applied to silk. Only the most skilled artists can convey the rush of water, rising mist or humidity, the chill of a frosty winter evening, and snow laced decoratively through an environment. Atmosphere in Japanese Painting, presenting a...
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LACMA: “Polished to Perfection: Japanese Cloisonné from Gerber Collection” ongoing

Los Angeles County Museum of Art Polished to Perfection: Japanese Cloisonné from the Collection of Donald K. Gerber and Sueann E. Sherry Pavilion for Japanese Art May 28, 2017–February 4, 2018 The 1830s marked the beginning of a renaissance in Japanese cloisonné production. Though small objects incorporating enamels were produced in Japan prior to the 19th century, a new generation of artisans developed techniques that enabled the creation of three-dimensional vessels, greater flexibility in surface design, and a number of different enameling styles. During the “golden age” of Japanese cloisonné production (approximately 1880–1910), intricate decorations, sophisticated use of color,...
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The Broad – “Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors” ongoing

The Broad Yayoi Kusama

The Broad Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors October 21, 2017 – January 1, 2018 Advanced tickets for Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors are sold out. A limited number of same-day, onsite $30 tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis each day that the exhibition is open.  The Broad’s first visiting special exhibition, Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors is the first institutional survey to explore the celebrated Japanese artist’s immersive Infinity Mirror Rooms. This exhibition will embark on the most significant North American tour of her work in nearly two decades, and The Broad will be the only California museum to host the exhibition. Yayoi...
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Pacific Standard Time LA/LA : “Transpacific Borderlands: The Art of Japanese Diaspora” at Japanese American National Museum, ongoing

Japanese American National Museum TRANSPACIFIC BORDERLANDS: The Art of Japanese Diaspora in Lima, Los Angeles, Mexico City, and São Paulo September 17, 2017 – February 25, 2018 Transpacific Borderlands will examine the experiences of artists of Japanese ancestry born, raised, or living in either Latin America or predominantly Latin American neighborhoods of Southern California. By looking at the work of Japanese Latin American artists, the exhibition will show how ethnic communities, racial mixing, and the concepts of homeland and cosmopolitanism inform the creativity and aesthetics of this hybrid culture. Transpacific Borderlands is part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, a...
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2017 / LACMA Lecture: 30th Annual Berton Memorial Lecture on Japanese Art, Dec. 10

Talk: The Thirtieth Annual Michele and Peter Berton Memorial Lecture on Japanese Art: Bachelors’ Passions and Ladies’ Crazes: The Gender of Japanism By Christopher Reed, liberal arts professor of English and visual culture at the Pennsylvania State University Sun, December 10, 2017, at 3:30 pm Brown Auditorium at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art Free and open to the public Plan Your Visit Japanism—the emulation of Japan in the West—is often gendered feminine, referred to as a “fashion” or even a “craze,” with the implication that it need not be taken too seriously. This talk approaches Japanism from...
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2017 / Little Tokyo Exhibition: Renowned photographer Toyo Miyatake’s pre-war art photography, Oct. 05 – Dec. 10

Japanese American Cultural and Community Center Exhibition TOYO: Behind the Glass Eye George J. Doizaki Gallery at Japanese American Cultural & Community Center 244 S. San Pedro Street, Los Angeles, California 90012, (213) 628-2725 October 5, 2017 – December 10, 2017 Opening reception: Thursday, October 5, 4pm-7pm Admission: Free TOYO: Behind the Glass Eye juxtaposes selected examples of Miyatake’s pre-war art photography with his images of life in Manzanar camp—some photographed secretly before he was caught. Miyatake was eventually allowed by the authorities to serve as camp photographer. www.jaccc.org
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2017 / Wartime: Heart Mountain barracks documentary premieres in Los Angeles, Dec. 9

HEART MOUNTAIN BARRACKS DOCUMENTARY PREMIERES IN LOS ANGELES ON DECEMBER 9 MOVING WALLS, a documentary that chronicles what happened to the barracks at Wyoming’s Heart Mountain concentration camp after WWII, will have its Los Angeles premiere on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2-4 pm, at the Tateuchi Democracy Center at the Japanese American National Museum. Filmmaker Sharon Yamato and New York-based photographer Stan Honda will be on hand to discuss the project, which includes a companion book, Moving Walls: The Barracks of America’s Concentration Camps. The film tells the little-known story of how the barracks survived after the war when they...
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