LACMA: “Atmosphere in Japanese Painting” at Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Los Angeles County Museum of Art Atmosphere in Japanese Painting Pavilion for Japanese Art September 15, 2017 – February 4, 2017 + Go Back to Top Page: Latest News
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LACMA: New Japanese painting exhibition features Yoshio Ikezaki

Los Angeles County Museum of Art Atmosphere in Japanese Painting September 15, 2017–February 4, 2018 In the Japanese language, there are about 50 words for rain, but also an equivalent surfeit of terms for snow, mist, and fog. Relatively simple painting tools are available to the Japanese artist—paper (washi), ink (sumi), water-based or mineral pigments, which, in formal situations, are applied to silk. Only the most skilled artists can convey the rush of water, rising mist or humidity, the chill of a frosty winter evening, and snow laced decoratively through an environment. Atmosphere in Japanese Painting, presenting a...
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LACMA: “Polished to Perfection: Japanese Cloisonné from Gerber Collection” ongoing

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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Japan Foundation: Lecture “Deities in Japanese Art: Shinto” Sept. 19, 7PM

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Special Lecture Series ” Deities in Japanese Art” Venue: The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles Sept. 19 at 7:00 pm: Session 1: Shinto Oct. 10: Session 2: Buddhas Nov. 14: Session 3: Bodhisattvas Dec. 19: Session 4: Wisdom Kings Jan. 16: Session 5: Celestial Beings  
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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
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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 + Go Back to Top of CulturalNews.Com
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Legacy project for Japanese American wartime detention site at Tuna Canyon: Fundraiser set for Oct.8 at 11:00 am at Quiet Cannon

The Tuna Canyon Detention Station Coalition will hold a fundraising luncheon on Sunday, Oct. 8 at 11:00 am, to help support efforts to preserve and share the stories of Japanese, German, and Italian immigrants, Japanese Peruvians, and others unjustly detained after the outbreak of World War II. Featured during the luncheon will be an original performance created especially for the event by the Grateful Crane Ensemble based on the diaries, letters, and poems of the Tuna Canyon prisoners detained between December 1941 and October 1943. Also honored will be the unsung heroes of the Japanese American community, among them...
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Author Talk: Steve Ryfle , author of “Ishiro Honda: A Life in Film, From Godzilla to Kurosawa” at Little Tokyo, Oct. 14, 1:00 – 2:00 pm

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On Saturday, Oct. 14, from 1:00 to 2:00 pm, Steve Ryfle comes to the Little Tokyo Branch of the Los Angeles Public Library to present ISHIRO HONDA: A LIFE IN FILM, FROM GODZILLA TO KUROSAWA, the first major overview of the life and career of the director behind the original GODZILLA (1954) and many of its beloved sequels and spin-offs of the 1950s and ‘60s. Ryfle is a former Los Angeles Times reporter as well as a noted scholar of Japanese science-fiction and film; he co-wrote the book with Ed Godziszewski, also a noted genre scholar. Nearly 10 years...
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Play: “Little Women” by Velina Hasu Houston / The Attic Theater, Oct. 28 – Nov. 21

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Play: Little Women by Velina Hasu Houston directed by Jon Lawrence Riviera Oct. 28 – Nov. 21, 2017 Saturday 8 pm, Sunday 4 pm, Monday 8 pm The ATTIC Theatre, 5429 Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90019 A world premiere multicultural transposition by Velina Hasu Houston inspired by the Louisa May Alcott novel. In 1955, Josephine Mayeda and her sisters Meg, Amy, and Beth are emerging in the midst of the history of Japanese Americans who found a place for themselves in Los Angeles’ African American neighborhoods after WWII’s forced incarceration camps.
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Women’s Leadership: $2000 scholarship for female students, application accepting until Oct.31

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The American Association of Japanese University Women (AAJUW) is currently accepting scholarship applications for 2017. AAJUW was founded in 1970 to promote the education of women, as well as to contribute to U.S. – Japan relations, cultural exchanges, and development of leadership. Since the founding of the organization, scholarships have been awarded every year to outstanding female students. This year each awardee will receive a $2,000 scholarship. Application deadline is October 31, 2017.
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Go For Broke: “Defining Courage” ongoing

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Go For Broke National Education Center 355 East First Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 Defining Courage Exhibition In May 2016, the Go For Broke National Education Center opened the interpretive exhibition to the public. The interpretive Defining Courage Exhibition is a hands-on and participatory learning center in the heart of Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo historic district. The exhibition explores the concept of courage through the lives of the young Japanese Americans of World War II, and asks modern visitors to act with similar courage in their own lives. The exhibition is one-of-a-kind in its dynamic, hands-on, and experience-based...
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