LACMA / “Polished to Perfection: Japanese Cloisonné from Gerber Collection” opening May 28

Los Angeles County Museum of Art Polished to Perfection: Japanese Cloisonné from the Collection of Donald K. Gerber and Sueann E. Sherry Pavilion for Japanese Art May 28, 2017–February 4, 2018 The 1830s marked the beginning of a renaissance in Japanese cloisonné production. Though small objects incorporating enamels were produced in Japan prior to the 19th century, a new generation of artisans developed techniques that enabled the creation of three-dimensional vessels, greater flexibility in surface design, and a number of different enameling styles. During the “golden age” of Japanese cloisonné production (approximately 1880–1910), intricate decorations, sophisticated use of color,...
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LACMA’s new exhibition “Japanese Paintings: A Walk in Nature”

LACMA Japanese Painting

Los Angeles County Museum of Art Japanese Paintings: A Walk in Nature May 13–September 10, 2017 Pavilion for Japanese Art Whereas European art often depicts nature as something to be feared—a place of wolves and specters—nature in Japanese art is respected, even revered, as an ideal retreat for those needing meditation or tranquility. Beginning in the Heian period (794–1185), nature developed into one of the most common themes in Japanese painting. ​​​Japanese Paintings: A Walk in Nature features 24 paintings on scrolls and screens spanning four centuries (16th to 20th), which depict nature painted from observation or from memory...
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Yoshio Ikezaki’s selected works from 1991 to 2016 displayed at “ELEMENTS” exhibition in ArtCenter, closing May 28

Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery in ArtCenter College of Design 1700 Lida Street, Pasadena, CA 91103 Yoshio Ikezaki: ELEMENTS March 17 – May 28, 2017 Curated by Jacki Apple The exhibition features selected works from 1991 to 2016 consisting of sumi ink and watercolor paintings, handmade layered Washi paper sculptures, and cast metal sculpture installations. It is organized around a dialog between materials and images that exemplify four essential elements and their ongoing states of process: Fire/Earth (Hi/Taichi), Water/Air (Mizu/Kuki), Mind Essence/Beingness (Ki), Matter Energy/ Impermanence (Ku). The exhibition is accompanied by a 64 page catalog. An internationally exhibited...
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Wakana Kimura’s artwork featured at Glendale library and art center exhibition “Natural Selections” ongoing

Glendale Brand Library and Art Center Natural Selections May 13 – July 1, 2017 Inspirited by nature, the vivid compositions of 5 Los Angeles based artists will transform the gallery at Brand Opening Reception Saturday, May 13, 2017, 6 – 9 PM In Glendale, Brand Library & Art Center presents the artwork of Amabelle Aguiluz, Sarajo Frieden, Wakana Kimura, Karin Lanzoni and Hiroko Yoshimoto in an exhibition that embraces the fluid and instinctive nature of each artists’ practice while honoring the sophistication of their invention. Purely non-representational or suggestively figurative, the works in this exhibition are deeply felt and...
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Go For Broke National Education Center in Little Tokyo: “Defining Courage” exhibition, ongoing

  Courage Corner: Updates on the Exhibition (Source: April 2017 e Torch) Thanks to a generous grant from the Aratani Foundation, Go For Broke National Education Center’s “Defining Courage” exhibition continues to be FREE on select dates to the general public. Tell your friends! NOTE: Teachers and Students are FREE on all open exhibit dates until the end of April 2017! Upcoming free days are: Thursday, April 20, 2017 Saturday, May 13, 2017 Thursday, May 18, 2017 Saturday, June 10, 2017 Thursday, June 15, 2017 + Go For Broke National Education Center will debut its new facilities and groundbreaking...
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“New Frontiers” exhibition exploring life and career of actor George Takei at Japanese American National Museum, ongoing

JANM New Frontiers The Many Worlds of George Takei

A new exhibition exploring the life and career of pioneering actor, activist, and social media icon George Takei opens at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles on March 12. New Frontiers: The Many Worlds of George Takei creates a portrait of a unique individual while offering an innovative means of engaging with the social history of America. The exhibition features numerous never-before-seen personal items through which visitors learn not just about Takei but also about the constantly evolving fabric of America’s cultural identity, political outlook, social mores, and media landscape. It is on view through August 20,...
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Phoenix Art Museum to present “SAMURAI” exhibition from Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection, ongoing

Samurai exhibition

Phoenix Art Museum SAMURAI exhibition at Steele Gallery Samurai Armors from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection March 1, 2017 – July 16 First Friday: Public Opening for Samurai Exhibit Friday, March 3rd / 6 – 10 p.m. Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N. Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004
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Los Angeles Bulletin Board – Free Wine & Sake Tasting, June 3

Yamato Sake Free Tasting

June 3, (Saturday) 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm Redac Gateway Hotel, 20801 S Western Ave, Torrance, CA 90501 Wine & Sake Tasting for free Presented by Delori Beverages
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Workshop on Online Security and Identity Theft Prevention to be held in Little Tokyo, June 3

Little Tokyo Service Center Logo

Forwarded for Little Tokyo Service Center A free educational workshop for seniors and their caregivers will be held on Saturday, June 3rd from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Higashi Honganji Buddhist Temple, located at 505 E. 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90013 in Little Tokyo. The event is free and open to the public. Both programs will be presented in English with simultaneous interpretation in Japanese. We use technology everyday for entertainment, convenience, staying in touch with families and friends and obtaining news and information. It is often difficult to tell the difference between legitimate websites and malicious...
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Los Angeles Flash News Link – A screening for Understanding the Whale War, June 14 & 17

Behind The COVE

Understanding the Whale War A Film Screening of Behind “THE COVE” Wednesday, Jun 14, 2017, 3:30 pm to 6:30pm Film Screening: 3:50 pm to 5:40 pm Discussion with Director Keiko Yagi: 5:40 pm to 6:30 pm UCLA, Research Library (Charles E. Young) Presentation Room (Room 11348) Free & Open to public. RSVP required. A Film Screening of Behind “THE COVE” Saturday, June 17, 2017, 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm The Terasaki Nibei Foundation, 11570 W. Olympic Blvd.. Los Angeles, CA 90064 Free & Open to public. RSVP required. + Record: Taiko Concert at Arcadia Performing...
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Zen temple to continue Zen Aerobic class in Little Tokyo

Zenshuji Zen Aerobics

Forwarded for Zenshuji Soto Mission Zen Aerobic class is now scheduled to continue beyond its original ending date of April 30. Staring May 7, the classes will continue on Sundays from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. Zen Aerobics: A Healthy Living Class based on the teaching of Shakyamuni Buddha. The goal of the class is to improve and maintain health and spiritual well being using the Shorinji Kempo self defense philosophy that body and mind are one. The students will be instructed  in body strengthening exercises, spiritual exercise and relaxation techniques. The class is designed to insure and support activities...
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Mitsuru Sushi & Grill opens for breakfast at 9:00 am on weekdays and 8:00 am on weekends

Meet in Little Tokyo / Mitsuru Sushi & Grill opens for breakfast at 9:00 am on weekdays and 8:00 am on weekends Mitsuru Sushi & Grill has been a fixture in Little Tokyo for 40 years. Mitsuru Sushi & Grill 316 East 1st Street, Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, CA 90012 (213) 626-4046 Breakfast Menu Breakfast Specials Two Hot Cakes, One Egg, Two Bacon or Sausage    …5.50 Two French Toast, One Egg, Two Bacon or Sausage …5.50 Three Hotcakes …4.00 Oatmeal …2.50 English  Muffin …1.75 Danish Pastry …2.00 Gaches (a Little Tokyo Favorite for breakfast!) – Served with toast &...
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