World renown Japanese art “Price Collection” exhibition at Little Tokyo JACCC, on view

Mori Tetsuzan (1775 – 1841)  “The Death of the Buddha” © The Price Collection

The Japanese American Cultural and Community Center will present “The Price Collection: The Buddha and the Floating World” Japanese art exhibition from Sept. 18 – Oct. 16, 2016 at the Doizaki Gallery in the JACCC building, 244 South San Pedro Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012. Opening reception will be held on Sunday, Sept. 18, from 1 – 3 p.m. This special exhibition was envisioned by world-renowned Japanese art collectors, Etsuko and Joe Price. This exhibition features silk scroll paintings depicting the everyday life of the Edo period (1615–1868) and divine images from the Buddhist world. Accompanying ikebana are installed by Ikenobo, Ohara-Ryu,...
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Sansei generation’s experience after WWII to be focused with live play reading and dialogues with psychotherapist, Oct 1 & 2

Soji Kashiwagi, left, and Satsuki Ina

  Forwarded for the Grateful Crane Ensemble Sansei’s growing up experience after WWII to be focused with Grateful Crane’s live play reading and dialogues with counseling specialist Satsuki Ina Nishi Hongwanji Los Angeles Bestuin on Saturday, Oct. 1 at 2:00PM 815 East First Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 Orange County Buddhist Church on Sunday, Oct. 2 at 1:00PM 909 South Dale Ave, Anaheim, CA 92804 General admission is $25 for the reading, discussion and bento; $15 for reading and discussion only. For reservations and to charge by phone, call the Grateful Crane ticket line at 310/995-5841. For questions regarding...
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Inaugural Little Tokyo Book Festival at Aratani Theatre, Sept. 24, 10AM -7PM

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The Japanese American Cultural & Community Center and Shotokio Crew announce the inaugural “Little Tokyo Book Festival” for Saturday, September 24, from 10 am to 7 pm, in the Aratani Theatre and prepare to welcome over 30 authors. The Little Tokyo Book Festival is the collaboration of JACCC and the Shotokio Crew, which is comprised of local, prominent community leaders who have a strong desire to bring Asian American writers and all people who love books to Little Tokyo. The Little Tokyo Book Festival will feature three dynamic panels and two “round robin” style reading on the Aratani Theatre...
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Pasadena garden to become open-air gallery as fundraising event, Setp. 24, 5:00 – 7:00PM

The Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden

  Forwarded for Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden Art Fair in the Garden with the Pasadena Society of Artist Saturday, September 24 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden 270 Arlington Drive Pasadena, CA 91105 The Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden will be transformed into a unique open-air gallery when members of the Pasadena Society of Artists exhibit their art for the Art Fair in the Garden. It is a rare opportunity to stroll the pathways, meet the artists and discover excellent works of art for sale in the $200-$500 range. There will be wine and delicious food from our...
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Japanese anime screening at Torrance Armstrong theater: “The Boy and The Beast” Sept. 25 at 2:00PM

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The Japan Foundation Los Angeles presents free screening: THE BOY AND THE BEAST (120mins, 2015) Directed by Mamoru Hosoda Date: Sunday, September 25 @ 2:00PM Venue: James Armstrong Theatre , 3300 Civic Center Dr., Torrance, CA 90503 Admission: FREE  *Reservation not required FREE Goodies for Kids! About the Movie: The latest feature film from award-winning Japanese director Mamoru Hosoda (Summer Wars, Wolf Children): When Kyuta, a young orphan living on the streets of Shibuya, stumbles into a fantastic world of beasts, he’s taken in by Kumatetsu, a gruff, rough-around-the-edges warrior beast who’s been searching for the perfect apprentice. Despite their...
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Classic Buddhist tale to be performed by KODO’s Chieko Kojima with TAIKOPROJECT at East West Players’ theater, thru Sept. 25

Chieko Kijoma Road to Kumano 2016

Road to Kumano Choreographed by Chieko Kojima Music performed by TAIKOPROJECT Sept. 15 thru Sept. 25, 2016 Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8PM Saturday and Sunday matinee at 2PM Ten performances only David Henry Hwang Theater at the Union Center of the Arts 120 Judge John Aiso Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 + East West Players, the nation’s longest-running professional theatre of color in the country and the largest producing organization of Asian American artistic work, continues its 51st Anniversary Season Radiant with the world premiere of Road to Kumano. Chieko Kojima, the lead female performer for the world-renowned taiko...
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Urasenke Association to invite public to fundraising Chakai for Kumamoto earthquake victims, Sept. 25, 9:30 am – 2:15 pm

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Forwarded for Urasenke Tankokai Los Angeles Association Urasenke Tankokai Los Angeles Association invites the public to attend fundraising Chakai on Sunday, Sept. 25 from 9:30 am through 2:15 pm at the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center in Little Tokyo Downtown Los Angeles This Chakai’s goal is to raise the fund to assist the victims of the Kumamoto earthquake in 2016. All funds collected will be sent to the Southern California Kumamoto Kenjinkai. Mr. Noritoshi Kanai, president of the Urasenke Tankokai Los Angeles says, “Please join us for the autumn moment together and wish for the victims’ recovery. Through...
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Los Angeles County Museum of Art “Paths through Modernity” closing Sept. 25

(Left Photo) Toshio Shibata, Hirota Village, Tokyo, 1994, printed 1995. Gelatin silver print. Frame 48 1/4 x 40 3/6 x 1 7/16 in. LACMA, Ralph M. Parsons Fund. © Toshio Shibata. © 2016 Museum Association/LACMA
(Right Photo) Kawase Hasui, Evening Shower, Teradomari, August 27, 1921. Color woodblock print. Image: 14 3/4 x 9 7/8 in. LACMA, Gift of Carl Holmes.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art Japanese Prints and Photographs: Paths through Modernity May 21–September 25, 2016 Pavilion for Japanese Art, Juda Galley Prints and photographs share a basic quality: each form involves transferring an image to paper, whether through the impression of an inked plate or the projection of light through film. Japanese Prints and Photographs: Paths Through Modernity opens up the relationship between these media by presenting prints and photographs from Japan that span almost 100 years, from 1917 to the present. Though modern prints and photographs developed in different directions, the exhibition explores several points of...
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CN Ad / Cultural News urgently seeks 10 givers who can buy 10 gift-subscription of monthly newspaper “Cultural News”

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Cultural News urgently seeks 10 givers who can buy 10 gift-subscription of the monthly newspaper Cultural News. Cultural News is an ecosystem of English and Japanese news media services to Japanese culture and Japanese American societies in the Southern California and beyond the edge. Monthly newspaper Cultural News is a flagship of the media services and its subscription income is the only revenue of Cultural News entity. In order to sustain free email distributions and news web hosting, Cultural News seeks 100 subscriptions of monthly newspaper Cultural News in September. Your supports are requested. Please send your check and...
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Tickets on sale: Pink Martini’s “1969” album singer Saori Yuki at Aratani Theatre Oct. 29 at 5PM

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The Japanese Language Scholarship Foundation in Los Angeles will present the 2016 Aurora Benefit Concert featuring Japan-based singer sisters Saori Yuki and Sachiko Yasuda on Saturday, Oct. 29 at 5:00 pm at Aratani Theatre in Little Tokyo, Downtown Los Angeles. From Sept. 12, tickets are available to sell for $125, $100, $75, $55, $35. The proceeds of the concert will be used for scholarship fund of Japanese language teachers and students who will become Japanese language teachers in the U.S. For tickets, visit www.jlsf-aurora.org  or call Aurora office at (323) 882-6545. Saori Yuki made her debut in 1969 with...
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Sogetsu Ikebana artworks at L.A. County Fair in Pomona, Sept. 2-26

LA County Fair 2016 KItajima

L.A. County Fair in Pomona, Sept. 2- 26, 2016 Sogetsu Ikebana artist Kaz Yokou Kitajima’s works are on view at Flower & Garden Pavilion (Watercolor Inspiration building).
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Huntington Library Exhibition: Japanese American photographer captures uniqueness of American architectures, ongoing

Yasuhiro Ishimoto, “Robert R. Blacker house, front entry detail” (Greene and Greene, architects), 1974, gelatin silver print, 7 3/16 x 10 3/16 in. © Kochi Prefecture, Ishimoto Yasuhiro Photo Center.

Yasuhiro Ishimoto: Bilingual Photography and the Architecture of Greene & Greene June 18 – Oct. 3, 2016 Huntington Library, at Virginia Steele Scott Galleries of American Art Japanese-American photographer Yasuhiro Ishimoto’s photographs of Greene & Greene architecture are shown for the first time in the U.S. The influential photographer turned his lens toward the work of California Arts and Crafts architects Greene & Greene in 1974, producing a suite of images for the Japanese design magazine Approach. Before his death in 2012, Ishimoto expressed his wish to have these photographs shown in the U.S. Now, more than 40 years...
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