Cultural News 2019 June issue on sale now

Cultural News 2019 June issue on sale now + 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 within 24 hours. + eNewspaper monthly “Cultural News” delivered through the Internet One time purchase of the current issue: $4.00 If you want a back issue, please let us know in the comment field. Comment 12 issues per year: $45.00 Real-paper monthly “Cultural News” Delivered by the US Postal Service Subscription in the U.S., 12 issues per year: $36.00...
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Screening “Our Lost Years” at Aratani Theatre, June 23, 2:00PM

Screening “Our Lost Years” at Aratani Theatre in Little Tokyo A New American Film written and directed by Lane Nishikawa Sunday, June 23, 2019, 2:00PM $12 for JACCC member $15 for general http://www.jaccc.org/jaccc-partners
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Glendale / Shoseian Teahouse to present “International Music, Dance, & Martial Arts Day” June 16, 11:00AM – 3:00PM

Shoseian “Whispering Pine” Teahouse Brand Library Park, 1601 West Mountain Street, Glendale, CA 91201 International Music, Dance, & Martial Arts Day Sunday, June 16, 2019, 11:00AM -3:00PM Entrance to this event is free. Facebook: Friends of Shoseian Teahouse
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Japan House exhibition “Contemporary Japanese Ceramic” extended to June 20

Japan House Los Angeles Exhibition KESHIKI: The Landscape Within Contemporary Japanese Ceramics from the Brodfuehrer Collection April 17, 2019―June 9, 2019, extended to June20 Monday – Saturday: 10AM – 8PM Sunday: 10AM – 7PM Location: Hollywood & Highland Center, Gallery Level 2 Fee: Complimentary japanhousela.com After the twelve-year collecting journey in Japan, Gordon Brodfuehrer of San Diego brings  more than 60 pieces of his Japanese contemporary ceramic collection to Hollywood for public viewing. On April 17, Japan House Los Angeles opens the ceramic exhibition with the title of “KESHIKI: The Landscape Within – Contemporary Japanese Ceramics from the Brodfuehrer Collection...
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Documentary Film “Words Can’t Go There” about Shakuhachi musician Kaizan Neptune

Forwarded for Team Kaizan Team Kaizan: David Neptune, Chiaki Yanagimoto, and Mike McNamara We  hope you’re having an awesome day! For the last 5 years we’ve been pouring our heart and soul into a new documentary film directed by David Neptune called WORDS CAN’T GO THERE. It’s the story of John Kaizan Neptune, the inspiring California surfer who went to Japan to learn the shakuhachi flute and became a master of the instrument. Oh yes, he’s also David’s dad. We are SO excited to say our film is completely done!! But we’re reaching out to wonderful people like you because we need funding to get...
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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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Washington DC / National Gallery of Art presenting “The Life of Animals in Japanese Art” June 2 – Aug. 18

National Gallery of Art, Washington DC “The Life of Animals in Japanese Art” June 2 – August 18, 2019 https://www.nga.gov/press/exh/4874.html?utm_source=Real%20Magnet&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=140845281 As the first devoted to the representation of animals in Japanese art, this major exhibition covers 17 centuries (from the fifth century to the present day) and a wide variety of media – sculpture, painting, lacquerwork, ceramics, metalwork, textile, and the woodblock print. More than 300 works will be spread across 18,000 square feet in the East Building’s Concourse galleries. Artists range from Sesson Shukei, Ito Jakuchu, Soga Shohaku, Katsushika Hokusai, Utagawa Kuniyoshi, to Okamoto Taro, Kusama Yayoi, Issey...
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Japanese Chamber of Commerce Foundation to host 2019 Jokun Recognition Community Luncheon, July 7 at 11:00AM

Forwarded for Japanese Chamber of Commerce Foundation 2019 Jokun Recognition Community Luncheon Sunday, July 7, 2019 at 11:00A Quiet Cannon, Montebello The 2019 Jokun Reognition Community Luncheon will be taking place shortly. We would like to honor the following Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 recipients: Fall 2018 Recipients Chogi Higa (Former Nanka Kenjinkai Kyogikai President and current Okinawa Association of America Advisor) Edward A. Perron (Chairman Emeritus of Japan America Society of So Cal, Attorney at Law) Spring 2019 Recipients Yasuko Sakamoto (Former Little Tokyo Service Center’s Social Service Director) Henry H. Takei (Former Clinical Professor of Dentistry at...
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San Diego / 17th Annual Japanese Art Show at Balboa Park, June 22-23, Opening at 10:00AM

The 17th annual exhibition of Japanese art, which is free to the public, will be held on Saturday, June 22nd and Sunday, June 23rd 2019. The exhibition will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday June 22nd, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 23rd in room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego, California. The exhibition will feature sumi-e paintings, nihonga, byobu, ceramics, and Sogetsu school of ikebana floral arrangements. Naoko Ozaki will perform sumi-e painting demonstrations on Saturday and Sunday at 1:00 p.m. For more information the general public can call the...
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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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Manzanar National Historic Site photo exhibit “Manzanar Pilgrimage 1983 – 2018” April 14 – July 28

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INDEPENDENCE, Calif — Manzanar National Historic Site is hosting a new photography exhibit on the visitor center’s gallery wall. MANZANAR PILGRIMAGE: Photographs from Manzanar National Historic Site 1983-2018 features the works of Mark Kirchner and Geri Ferguson. The show will run from April 14 to July 28, 2019. It features 35 black and white photographs taken by Mark Kirchner beginning in November of 1983 and ending in 2018. Geri Ferguson will be exhibiting a selection of her portrait photographs taken at the Annual Manzanar Potluck and Pilgrimage from the early 1980’s. The exhibit is featured in honor of the...
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Japan Foundation Traveling Exhibition “Manga Hokusai Manga” May 2 – Aug. 3

Japan Foundation Traveling Exhibition Manga Hokusai Manga: Approaching the Master’s Compendium from the Perspective of Contemporary Comics Thursday, May 2 –  Saturday, August 3, 2019 Hours:  Mon-Fri: 10am – 7pm, Sat: Noon-5pm Closed on Sundays & Holidays (Memorial Day: May 27 & 28, Independence Day: July 4 – 6) Venue: The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles, 5700 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90036 Admission: FREE www.jflalc.org In light of Japan’s contemporary comics and their global proliferation, the 19th-century Hokusai Manga is attracting increasing interest. Fans worldwide tend to even regard this pictorial compendium by ukiyo-e artist Katsushika Hokusai as the origin...
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