Huntington Library to add 320-year old Japanese house: Cultural News 2019 March Issue

Cultural News 2019 March Issue on sale now Cultural News 2019 March Issue features a Huntington Library story of adding to its renowned Japanese garden a 320-year-old house form Marugame, Kagawa Prefecture. When you are looking for Japanese art exhibitions, Japanese cultural events, and Japanese community gatherings, monthly Cultural News is the best source. Our Mission Supported by Your Subscriptions Help Us to Grow Subscriptions to 1,000 + The PayPal paying box in the following is not automatic. Your purchase order or subscription order will send to Cultural News Editor Shige Higashi’s mail box. Shige will send you eNewspaper...
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San Diego’s Japanese Garden to host 14th annual Cheery Blossom Festival, Mar. 22 – 24

San Diego – The Japanese Friendship Garden’s annual Cherry Blossom Festival returns this year as the 2019 Cherry Blossom Week. During March 18 through March 21, select vendors will be set up throughout the Japanese garden giving guests a sneak peek of what’s to come during the weekend. During the evening, the Inamori Pavilion will be host to various special ticketed programming that include yozakura (viewing cherry blossoms at night), workshops, and demonstrations! The Japanese Friendship Garden will bloom into a full festival from March 22 through March 24 with visiting and local merchants offering unique crafts and presents...
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Japan Foundation to present free screening of Academy Best Foreign Language Film nominated “Shoplifters” Mar, 27 at 7:00PM

Japan Foundation Los Angeles Free Japanese Cinema Screening Shoplifters (121mins, 2018) Directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda Wednesday, March 27, 7:00PM Free Admission, NO Registration REQUIRED *Seating is on a first come first serve basis and subject to capacity. Please arrive early for best seating. JFLA Auditorium at 5700 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90036 Drama interweaving emotional ties that transcend family, directed by Kore-eda Hirokazu. Won the Palme d’Or in competition at the 71st Cannes International Film Festival and nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 91st Academy Awards. https://www.jflalc.org/ac-japanema-032719
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Pasadena – Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden – Third Annual Pasadena Festival of Tea, Mar. 31, 10:00AM – 4:00PM

Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden 270 Arlington Drive, Pasadena, CA 91105 http://japanesegardenpasadena.com March 31, 2019 Third Annual Pasadena Festival of Tea Open Day Last Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. $12. Online / $15 at the Gate Includes a tea tasting cup Tea Ceremony Demonstrations Niko-an Teahouse (reservation required) 1:00 and 2:00 p.m. $15 One of the garden’s most popular events, the Pasadena Festival of Tea will be held again this year at the Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden during its regular Open Day Last Sunday on March 31 from 10am to 4pm. With spring in full bloom in the garden,...
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Torrance Cherry Blossom Cultural Festival, Mar. 31, 11:00AM – 4:00PM

The City of Torrance Community Services Department presents its eight annual Cherry Blossom Cultural Festival on Sunday, March 31, from 11 am to 4 pm at Columbia Park in Torrance. facebook.com/TorranceCherryBlossom
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Van Nuys’ Japanese Garden to feature Ikebana Exhibition, Mar. 31, 10:00AM – 4:00PM

The Japanese Garden & Sogetsu San Fernando Valley Branch Present An Ikebana Exhibition Honoring the Branch’s Founder, Kyoko Kassarjian Sensei, As She Celebrates Her 85th Birthday Come Discover the Beauty of Ikebana Sunday, March 31st, 2019 10:00AM until 4:00PM (Last Gate Admission at 3:15PM) Featuring Arrangements Throughout the Garden and a Live Demonstration by Members of the Branch at 1:00 PM General Admission: $5  /  Seniors 62 and Older: $3 / Children 12 and Under: $3 Location: The Japanese Garden 6100 Woodley Ave, Van Nuys, CA 91406 (Between Victory & Burbank) Information: (818) 756-8166 www.thejapanesegarden.com
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Japanese language programing to begin on Channel 44.1 (KXLA), March 31

Japan Hollywood Network (www.jhollywoodnet.com), a Japanese-language broadcaster throughout Los Angeles and Orange County, will begin free weekly broadcasting on Channel 44.1 (KXLA) starting 6:30 PM on Sunday, March 31, 2019. JHN has been broadcasting on KSCI (CH 18.1), however, due to viewer’s demands, JHN has decided to share Channel 44.1 (KXLA) with other broadcaster for increase Japanese language airing time. JHN’s broadcasting on Channel 18.1will end on March 24, 2019. Programming will be as follows: Every Sunday broadcast at KXLA, Channel 44.1. 6:30 pm  “KEMPO TV” (4/5 start, Produced by KEMPO TV) 6:40 pm  ” Bananaman’s Gotcha Gourmet!” 6:55...
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USC Pacific Asia Museum “Tsuruya Kōkei: Modern Kabuki Prints Revised & Revisited” Feb. 8 – July 14

Celebrating the 30th anniversary of this contemporary artist’s first solo show—held at the USC Pacific Asia Museum in spring 1989—it displays 77 prints by this artist widely celebrated as one of Japan’s leading contemporary print artists. The British Museum lauded Kōkei for producing Japan’s “most notable Kabuki prints” in the post-war era. Known for his bold, even disturbing, portraits of Japan’s leading actors in a dynamic theatrical form, Kōkei responds to the idiosyncratic late-18th century kabuki prints by the great Sharaku. A master in his own right, Kōkei captures the intense color, movement and emotion of kabuki. Yet Kōkei...
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Japanese American National Museum “Gambatte! Legacy of an Enduring Spirit” thru April 28

Now on View at the Japanese American National Museum www.janm.org Kaiju vs Heroes: Mark Nagata’s Journey through the World of Japanese Toys Through July 7, 2019 In California in the 1970s, Mark Nagata was living an all-American childhood when an aunt and uncle serving on a US military base in Japan sent him a box filled with some of that country’s most popular toys. They were kaiju and heroes, and these gifts inspired him to zealously collect vintage Japanese vinyl toys over the course of his entire life. Kaiju translates to “strange creature” in English but has come to...
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Japanese American National Museum “KAIJU VS HEROES” exhibition extended to July 7, 2019

Japanese American National Museum Little Tokyo, Los Angeles Kaiju VS Heroes Sep 15, 2018 – July 7, 2019 janm.org/kaiju-vs-heroes Kaiju-Con June 15, 2019 Kaiju vs Heroes: Mark Nagata’s Journey through the World of Japanese Toys, which features hundreds of contemporary and vintage Japanese vinyl toys, has been extended on view at the Japanese American National Museum through July 7, 2019. The exhibition is included in regular admission to the museum. In conjunction with the exhibition’s extension, the museum will host a day-long separately ticketed Kaiju-Con on June 15, 2019. Kaiju-Con will include a vendor hall, workshops, panel discussions, and...
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Scripps College Lectures in Pomona “The Art Detectives: How to Cheat Time, Investigate Art, and Sustain Culture” March, 6, 27, April 10

Lectures at Scripps College in Pomona The Art Detectives:  How to Cheat Time, Investigate Art, and Sustain Culture The speaker, Eric Doehne, Ph.D., is a conservation scientist specializing in the intersection of art and science, heritage and legacy. On three Wednesday evenings in March 2019, he will speak on topics in the field of art conservation. This series of lectures is free and open to the public. Lectures: Sponsored by the Spencer Program Room 101, Steele Hall, Scripps College, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, 2019 “Art Forensics or How to Tell Real Art from Fakes” Explore the use of...
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Pasadena’s Japanese Garden to host “A Taste of Japan” April 6, 5:00 – 8:00PM

The Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden A Taste of Japan April 6, 2019, 5:00 – 8:00 pm  
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