Japanese Garden in Pasadena: Storrier Stearns presents “Geisha in the Garden” event, Sept. 6, 6:00PM

Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden Geisha in the Garden Reception and Performances Friday, September 6, 2019 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. $100/each Members $90/each Includes Valet Parking For tickets, visit: https://japanesegardenpasadena.z2systems.com/np/clients/japanesegardenpasadena/eventRegistration.jsp?event=2440 Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden 270 Arlington Drive, Pasadena, CA 91105 info@japanesegardenpasadena.com Guests to the special event being held by the Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden, in partnership With The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles, will have an opportunity to meet with the three geisha visiting the West coast from Kyoto. These highly trained artists in their kimono costumes and oshiroi makeup will give two performances of music and dance in the teahouse....
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Little Tokyo Community Impact Fund approved by California State: kick off event set for Aug. 24 at Union Church

Little Tokyo Community Impact Fund Kick Off Event Saturday, August 24, 2019 Union Church, 401 E. 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013 11:00 am: Japanese Presentation 1:00 pm: English Presentation Little Tokyo (Los Angeles, Calif.)  –  The Little Tokyo Community Impact Fund, SPC (LTCIF) has received final approval from California regulators to receive investment funds directly from California residents as it moves to become a community-owned and managed real estate fund. Through a direct public offering (DPO), LTCIF can offer shares of stock directly to potential investors. Proceeds will be used to purchase real estate in and around Little...
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Accepting applications of $5000 scholarship for Japanese language teachers to end on Aug. 15

Forwarded for the Japanese Language Scholarship Foundation Japanese Language Scholarship The Japanese Language Scholarship Foundation was established in 1998 (and its guidelines revised in 2013) to encourage teachers of the Japanese language and students in Japanese language studies in their educational and/or professional development as well as to promote cultural exchanges. These awards will enable up to two awardees to carry out a project of their choice in Japan. Each awardee will receive a $5,000 scholarship, which can be used to carry out the project, including a roundtrip air ticket between the USA and Japan. The project can be anything...
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August 2019 issue of Cultural News published (Video Talk by Shige Higashi)

Cultural News is the special newspaper for Japanese art exhibition and Japanese cultural events in Southern California. Cultural News Editor Shige Higashi talks about August 2019 issue. Cultural News single issue for $4. Yearly subscription for $45. For your subscription, visit https://culturalnews.com/eNewspaper
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Free Japanese conversation event at UCLA, Aug. 17 at 10:00AM (Japan Foundation Program)

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Japan Foundation Los Angeles provides Conversation Café “Tea Time” Saturday, August. 17, 10:00am – 12:00pm Location: Jimmy’s Coffee House in Lu Valle Commons Food Court, North Campus of UCLA Parking: Visitor Parking at Parking Structure 3 is close to Jimmy’s Coffee House Admission Fee: Free, coffee and tea sold separately Ages: 18 and up. This event is open to everyone, not only to UCLA students Registration for Tea Time at UCLA (Aug. 17)  
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More than 20 feature films at Japan Film Festival Los Angeles, Aug. 17-18

14th Japan Film Festival Los Angeles August 17-18, 2019 Los Angeles venue: Japanese American National Museum 111 N Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012 At Tateuchi Democracy Forum Orange County venue: Newport Beach Higashi Honganji Temple 254 Victoria St, Costa Mesa, CA 92627 Japanese Film Festival Los Angeles (JFFLA) has been introducing Japanese culture and young talent through screening Japanese films in order to deepen our international communication. The 14th JFFLA on August 17-18 with will be made possible with great help from the Japanese American National Museum, the Nisei week Foundation, and many other organizations in the Japanese...
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Japan Film Festival at Little Tokyo venue, Aug. 17-18

2019 Japan Film Festival Los Angeles Screening Schedule Japanese American National Museum 111 N. Central Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012 Saturday, August 17 11: 00 AM : Aiko 16 sai / アイコ十六歳 1:00 PM : Amanogawa / あまのがわ 3:00 PM : Last Lover / ラスト・ラバー 5:00 PM : Another Yesterday / もう一つの昨日 . Sunday, August 18 11:00 AM : Red Snow  /赤い雪 1:00 PM : Three Nobunagas  / 3人の信長 3:00 PM : The Gun / 銃 4:55 PM : Short Film Collection -1 6:00PM:Red carpet and Award www.jffla.org
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Japan Film Festival at Orange County venue, Aug. 17-18

2019 Japan Film Festival Los Angeles Orange County Venue Newport Beach Higashi Honganji 254 Victoria Steet, Costa Mesa, CA 92627 Saturday, August 17 10:00 AM : Miracle in a Spiny Bur/ 棘の中にある奇跡 11:35 AM : The Ito Sisters / 伊藤姉妹 1:15 PM : Short Film Collection-2 4:00 PM : Red Snow/ 赤い雪 6:00 PM: Three Nobunagas/ 3人の信長 Sunday, August 18 10:00 AM : The Gun/銃 12:00 PM : Aiko 16 sai / アイコ十六歳 2:00 PM : Amanogawa/あまのがわ www.jffla.org
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Nisei Week / Second Weekend – Japanese cultural exhibitions in Little Tokyo, Aug. 17-18

Nisei Week / Second Weekend in Little Tokyo www.niseiweek.org www.jaccc.org August 17 (Sat) Nisei Week Rubik’s Cube Open – JACCC Plaza, 8 am Nisei Week Japanese Festival/JACCC Plaza Festival Day-Lee Foods World Gyoza Eating Championship – JACCC Plaza, 2 pm Nisei Week Deko-Car Show – More information will be available at dekocar.com, Nishi Hongwanji Parking Lot, 11 am –6 pm* August 18 (Sun) Nisei Week Japanese Festival/JACCC Plaza Festival Ondo Public Street Dancing – 1st Street, 4 pm Closing Ceremony – 1st Street, following Ondo Exhibitions at JACCC Center Building John Y Naka Memorial Bonsai Exhibition by Nampu-Kai JACCC,...
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Nisei Week Street Dance, on Aug. 18 at 3:45PM on First Street in Little Tokyo

From Shige Higashi, Editor & Publisher of Cultural News Nisei Week Parade Dance Instructional Video Hiroshi No Sakura Ondo:  https://youtu.be/QAEbj7RGhlY Santaro Ondo:  https://youtu.be/PkXz45TB4lo + Nisei Week Ondo and Closing Ceremony Chair Miles Hamada announces the schedule of the public dance practices on June 21 through his email to Japanese dance teachers in Los Angeles area. The teacher demonstration will be held on Monday, July 1 in Little Tokyo. But this is an invitation only event, not open to the public. 2019 Nisei Week Parade on August 11 features “Hiroshi no Sakura Ondo” and “Santaro Ondo by Kenta Kiritani.” The designated 2019...
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Jet-powered-glider inspired by Miyazaki anime “Nausica” to be on display at Chino Airport, Aug. 15-18

“Möwe (Mehve)” is an imaginary aircraft which appears in Japanese comic/animated film “Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind” created by Hayao Miyazaki. Miyazaki drafted the Mehve as a “non-flying airplane.” In 2003, artist Kazuhiko Hachiya, due to his continuous obsession with Mehve, began creating a real airplane that utilizes micro-jet engine. After years of trial and error, his airplane, OpenSky M-02, finally had a successful maiden flight in 2013. The jet-engine-installed version, M-02J, had public demonstration flight in June 2016 at Takikawa in Hokkaido. In summer in 2019, Hachiya brought OpenSky M-02J jet-powered-glider to the Experimental Aircraft Association events...
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Ukiyo-e lecture by Japanese art curator of Los Angeles County Museum of Art, on Aug. 18 at Shoseian Teahouse in Glendale Brand Library Park

Shoseian “Whispering Pine” Teahouse Brand Library Park, 1601 West Mountain Street, Glendale, CA 91201 Lecture Program: Ukiyo-e – Wood Block Prints of Japan Their Stories and Meanings Sunday, August 18, 2019 11 AM – 1 PM The colorful and intricate wood block prints from Japan all have stories attached to them. Listen to Hollis Goodall, an expert in this art form, reveal the history and meanings attached to the art through a slide lecture and Japanese prints brought by audience members. Please bring prints to share! Hollis Goodall is Curator of Japanese Art at the Los Angeles County Museum...
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