Japanese summer festival / Higasi Honganji Temple / July 26-27

Higashi Honganji Obon 2014

Forwarded for Higashi Honganji Buddhist Temple Obon Festival July 26, 27, 2014, 12:00 – 9:00 pm Higashi Honganji Buddhist Temple 505 East 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013 (Little Tokyo, Downtown Los Angeles) www.hhbt-la.org     (213) 626-4200 OBON is a traditional event to honor and express gratitude to the spirits of our ancestors, those before us who provided us with the gift of life. The Obon Festival is held as a celebration of the return of the spirits of our ancestors. The festival features food, games, farmers market, flower market, tea ceremony demonstrations, traditional Bon Odori Dancing, and various types...
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Japanese summer festivals / Japanese community center in Norwark / July 26-27

2008 Higashi Honganji Obon

July 26-27 Higashi Honganji Obon, 505 East Third Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013. 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm July 26-27 Southeast Japanese School and Community Center, 14615 Gridley Road, Norwalk, CA 90650. (562) 863-5996 Japanese Cultural Festival, Saturday, 3:00 pm- 10 pm, Sunday, 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm + July 19 Buddhist Church of Santa Barbara Obon Festival, 1015 East Montecito Street, Santa Barbara, CA 92103. 3:00 pm – 6:45 pm July 19-20 Pasadena Buddhist Temple Obon Carnival, 1933 Glen Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103. Saturday 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Sunday 4:00 pm – 8:30 pm July 19-20 Orange...
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Nisei Week fashion event to feature kimono and contemporary design with Okinawan tradition, July 27

Nisei Week Fashion Event

Forwarded for the Nisei Week Foundation Nisei Week Fashion Event “Kimono Couture” Sunday, July 27, 2014, 3:00pm Japanese American National Museum in Little Tokyo General seating: $50 This year, the 2014 Nisei Week Fashion Event will feature kimono stylist and costume designer, Sueko Oshimoto of Suehiro Kimono in Los Angeles. Sueko’s talents range from costume designer for Miss Japan USA 2011, stylist for numerous high fashion photos for magazines and kimono shows, and recently, kimono stylist for the “Wolverine” movie with Hugh Jackman and the newly released Sean Paul music video. Sueko and Suehiro Kimono provide the best in...
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Los Angeles Tanabata Festival set for Aug. 9-11 in Little Tokyo

Los Angeles Tanabata Festival

The sixth Annual Los Angeles Tanabata Festival will be held in conjunction with the Nisei Week Japanese Festival from Aug. 9 – 11 in Little Tokyo. The festival provides an opportunity to bring together diverse segments of Southern California’s Japanese American community in a fun. The Tanabata kazari, Japanese ornaments up to 7 feet tall, are created by various community groups and organizations to display on the plaza area of the Japanese American National Museum and in front of the Geffen at MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art), near the corner of First Street and Central Avenue in Little Tokyo. Last...
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Nisei Week Queen 2014 candidates debuted in Little Tokyo

Nisei Week Queen 2014 Candidates

  The 2014 Nisei Week Japanese Festival queen candidates took center stage for their first official coming-out appearance to various community leaders, local dignitaries, family and friends at the Opening Ceremony event held Sunday, July 13 at the Japanese American National Museum. The six candidates will compete for the title of Nisei Week Queen on Saturday, August 9, 7 p.m., at the Coronation Ball at the Aratani Japan America Theatre in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles.   The 2014 Nisei Week Queen candidates and their sponsor organizations are: Melissa Sayuri Kozono (East San Gabriel Valley Japanese Community Center) Ashley Akemi...
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Little Tokyo / Japanese culture center / Folding Peace, Aug 1-3

JACCC Hawaiian Music Dance

Japanese American Cultural and Community Center www.jaccc.org June 28 (Saturday), LA Ukulele Expo July 14 -18, Camp Musubi July 5 -13, Anime Exhibition July 19 (Saturday) 8 pm / July 20 (Sunday) 2 pm & 7 pm, Taiko Nation 2014 at the Aratani Theatre August 1-3, Remembering Sadako: Folding for Peace  / August 1 (Friday) Sand Mandala for Peace ceremony / August 2 (Saturday) Concert for Peace / August 3 (Sunday) Call for Peace ceremony August 9-10, Nisei Week  (Ikebana Exhibition) August 16-17, Nisei Week  (Bonsai Exhibition by Nampu-kai) August 23 – September 14, Exhibition “Ruin Map” at Doizaki...
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Nibei Foundation Lecture Series / Mr. Craig Ishii / Aug 12

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+ Nibei Foundation of Los Angeles presents “Powerful Networking Meeting Lecture Series” twice every month. The lecture series is held at Terasaki Foundation Laboratory Building, 11570 West Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064. For information, contact Naoko Okada, coordinator at (310) 479-6101 ext 134, or email nibei@nibei.org Dinner at 6 pm, by pre-order only Presentation from 7 pm – 8 pm  Lectures are free. $10 required for dinner order. For RSVP, visit http://nibei.org + Lecture Schedule Sept. 23 / TBA + Sept. 09 / Ms. Kaori Nara-Turner + August 26 / Mr. Daisuke Okamoto + August 12 / Mr....
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Two-hour language lesson / Japanese through Manga, Aug 6 at Japan Foundation

JF Japanese thru Manga workshop

Forwarded for the Japan Foundation Los Angeles Japanese through Manga Wednesday, August 6, 2014,  7:00 – 9:00 pmThe Japan Foundation, Los Angeles in Miracle Mile area, 5700 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90024Fee: $10, class materials included Age: 18 years and up   For detailed information and registration www.jflalc.org/courses-manga.html Using characteristic expressions and patterns, you too can become a manga hero or heroine! By reading manga, you will learn Japanese as it’s used in daily life, especially casual conversations.  Plus, we will look at the rich variety of onomatopoeia (sound words) commonly used in Japanese. This workshop is suitable for...
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Japanese Language Summer Camp for Teens in Little Tokyo, July 21-25

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The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles, presents “Summer Camp for Teens: Discover Little Tokyo” for learning Japanese language from July 21–25 2014. The classes will be held from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm every day of the week of July 21-25 at the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center, 244 South San Pedro Street, CA 90012. This summer camp is designed for 14-18 years old with no prior experience in learning Japanese language. In the class, students will: 1) Play games to learn phrases; 2) Say Japanese greetings and expressions; 3) Learn Japanese pronunciation; 4) Write Katakana characters; 4) Count...
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Kabuki music and dance classes in Oxnard and Los Angeles

Kimisen Katada Kabuki Music Class

Instructor Kimisen Katada is currently teaching Kabuki music in Oxnard and opens new classes in Los Angeles. Kimisen’s instructions include Japanese drumming such as kotsuzumi, okawa, taiko, and shamisen /voice. Oxnard Class: Oxnard Buddhist Temple, 250 South “H” Street, Oxnard, CA 93030 Los Angeles Class: Nichiren Temple, 2801 East 4th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90033 For more information, call Kimisen Katada at (805) 620-7287 or  fujijapanesemusic@gmail.com http://fujijapanesemusic.org
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Zen temple to present meditation class series on 5 Thursday evenings from Aug. 14 in Little Tokyo

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Forwarded for Zenshuji Temple Introduction to Zen Meditation 5 Thursday evenings Aug. 14 through Sept. 11, from 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. This class series provides an introduction to Zen meditation for beginners. It is open to people of all faiths. The classes include a presentation of the basic principles of Zen and zazen meditation, and discussions of how to practice Zen in daily life – while at work and at leisure. Each class includes zazen meditation, beginning with 10 minutes during the first class, and working up to 30 minutes at the end of the series. Each class also...
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LACMA’s Japanese Art / Kimono for a Modern Age, thru Oct. 19

LACMA Kimono for a Modern Age

Forwarded for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art Los Angeles County Museum of Art / Kimono for a Modern Age The Pavilion for Japanese Art July 5, 2014–October 19, 2014 A blend of the traditional and the modern characterized life and dress during Japan’s Meiji (1868–1912), Taishō (1912–1926) and Shōwa (1926–1989) periods. During the early 20th century, a majority of Japanese women continued to wear traditional kimono. But, as demonstrated in the exhibition, the kimono evolved to reflect the introduction of vibrant synthetic colors, new modes of textile production, and bold abstract and figurative design motifs, often inspired...
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