Phoenix: Japanese Garden to host Annual Moon-viewing Festival, Oct. 6-7

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Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix Otsukimi: Annual Moon-viewing Festival Friday & Saturday, Oct. 6-7, 2017 6:00 – 9:00 pm Advance tickets: $25 general / $20 members Tickets at gate: $30 general / $25 members Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix 1125 North Third Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85003 http://www.japanesefriendshipgarden.org/otsukimi2017  
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Gardena: Annual Bazaar at Okinawa Association of America, Oct. 8, 11 am – 4 pm

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The Okinawa Association of America will host their Annual Bazaar on Sunday, Oct. 8, from 11 am – 4 pm at the OAA Center, 16500 South Western Ave, Gardena, CA 90247. The Annual Bazaar is the largest fundraiser and the only annual event in Los Angeles area that showcases Okinawan culture, entertainment and food. http://oaamensore.org
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Ikebana: Ikenobo Society to celebrate 60th anniversary with events in Los Angeles, Sep. 23-24

The Ikenob0 Ikebana Society of Los Angeles will celebrate its 60th anniversary with the special exhibition and its headmaster’s lecture and demonstration in September 2017. The Special Ikebana Exhibition by Ikenobo Ikebana Sep. 23-24, 2017, 11:00 am – 4:30 pm Doizaki Gallery, Japanese American Cultural and Community Center, Little Tokyo, Los Angeles. Admission free. The Special Lecture and Demonstration by headmaster the 45th Sen’ei Ikenobo Sep. 23, 2017, 1:00 pm Aratani Theatre, Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, ticket $40 Tickets are available at Aratani Theatre Box Office For more information, contact Ginny Nishigaya by gnishigaya@yahoo.com www.ikenobola.com
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Japanese Dance: “An Afternoon of Japanese Dance” at Nishi Hongwanji Kaikan building, Sept. 23 at 1:00pm

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  “An Afternoon of Japanese Dance” showcases the beauty and grace of Japanese and Okinawan traditional and classical dance at the Kaikain building of Nishi Hongwanji Buddhist Temple, 815 East 1st Street in Little Tokyo, Downtown Los Angeles, 90012, on Saturday, Sept. 23 from 1:00 pm – 3:00pm. Tickets are $15. Organized by non-profit the Nihon Buyo Kai of California, performers of “An Afternoon of Japanese Dance” provides the public chance to see five different schools of Japanese and Okinawan dance performs in Southern California in the same program that is the first-of-its kind, accessible and reasonably priced. Tickets...
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Gardena: Screening “Right of Passage” at JCI, Sept. 23 from 2-4 pm

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Screening “Right of Passage” and Panel Discussion Documentary on the signing and passage of the Civil Liberties Act of 1988 Saturday, Sept. 23 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute, Mail Hall Admission free http://www.jci-gardena.org/upcoming-events.html + Go Back to Top of CulturalNews.Com
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Pasadena Japanese Garden: Pasadena Origami Festival, Sept. 24, 10 am – 4 pm

Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden presents Pasadena Origami Festival on Open Day, Last Sunday, Sept. 24, from 10 am – 4 pm. Experience the Magic of Folding Paper. Admission: $7.50 online / $10 at gate http://www.japanesegardenpasadena.com/programs.html
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Japan Foundation: Free Screening “Close-Knit” Sept. 27 at 7:00 pm

JAPANEMA by Japan Foundation Los Angeles Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 7:00 pm A Story of Sweet and Sensitive Transgender Family “Close-Knit” (Karera ga honki de amu toki wa) Directed by Naoko Ogigami In Japanese language with English subtitles https://www.jflalc.org/ac-japanema-092717  
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Japan Foundation: Free outdoor Japanese cinema screening at The Source, Buena Park, Sept. 29-30

The Japan Foundation Los Angeles presents Free Outdoor Japanese Cinema Screening at The Source, 1st floor of Step Plaza, 6940 Beach Blvd, Buena Park, CA 90621. Free admission and free popcorn. Friday, September 29, 2017 at 7:30 pm “The Boy and the Beast” Directed by Mamoru Hosoda In Japanese with English language Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 7:30 pm “Wolf Children” Directed by Mamoru Hosoda In Japanese with English language Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 6:30 pm “Summer Wars” Directed by Mamoru Hosoda In Japanese with English https://www.jflalc.org/ac-japanema-the-source
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Aratani Theatre: Tribute to George Aratani, Oct. 1 at 1:00 pm

The American Buddhist Study Center presents “Tribute to George Aratani” on Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 1:00 pm at Aratani Theatre in Little Tokyo, Downtown Los Angeles. https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/10200157 https://www.ambuddhist.org/aratani100  
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Japan Foundation: Lecture “Explore The Home of Japanese Mythology: Shimane” Oct. 5 at 7:00 pm

Japan Foundation Los Angeles Lecture Series 40 “Explore The Home of Japanese Mythology: Shimane” Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 7:00 pm The Japan Foundation Los Angeles Admission Free, RSVP required https://www.jflalc.org/ac-lecture40-shimane  
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Japan Foundation: Lecture “Deities in Japanese Art: Buddha” Oct. 10, 7pm

The Japan Foundation Los Angeles presents Special Lecture Series ” Deities in Japanese Art” in a collaboration with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Lecturer is Michael VanHartingsveldt, researcher and curatorial intern with the Pavilion of Japanese Art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Venue: The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles Sept. 19 at 7:00 pm: Session 1: Shinto Oct. 10 at 7:00 pm: Session 2: Buddhas Nov. 14: Session 3: Bodhisattvas Dec. 19: Session 4: Wisdom Kings Jan. 16: Session 5: Celestial Beings https://www.jflalc.org/ac-lecture41-deities2
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The Broad: “Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors” Opening Oct. 21

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The Broad Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors October 21, 2017 – January 1, 2018 https://www.thebroad.org/art/special-exhibitions/yayoi-kusama-infinity-mirrors
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