Fullerton Arboretum to present bonsai exhibit, April 29-30

JACCC Nsei Week Bonsai

Fullerton Arboretum 1900 Associated Road, Fullerton, CA 92831 657-278-3407 www.fullertonarboretum.org April 22 – May 14, 2017 Saturdays & Sundays: 12 pm – 4 pm Open to the public. Donations are appreciated The Fullerton Arboretum is pleased to announce the opening of the Bonsai Exhibition on Green Scene Weekend, April 22-23,  and continuing through May14, 2017. Exhibit will be in the outdoor display area adjacent to the Orange County Agricultural & Nikkei Heritage Museum. Participating in the exhibit: Orange Empire Bonsai Society Orange County Bonsai Society Kofu Bonsai Kai Viet Bonsai Today Society  
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Orange County Buddhist Church to hold Buddha’s birth celebration event, April 29, 30

OCBC Hanamatsuri 2017

The Orange County Buddhist Church in Anaheim will be sponsoring its annual Hanamatsuri Festival in celebration of the birth of the Buddha. The two-day event, April 29th-30th, will feature exhibits and performances uniquely Japanese, as well as a variety of ethnic foods. There will be boutique and craft items, games for children, books, and Dharma School displays of student work. Saturday, April 29th, 1:00 – 8:00 pm Sunday, April 30th, 1:00 – 8:00 pm Admission is free. OCBC is located at 909 S. Dale Ave., Anaheim 92804  (714) 827 – 9590
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Sunday tea ceremony on April 30 at 1:00PM at Doizaki Gallery, Little Tokyo

The Japanese American Cultural and Community Center The George J. Doizaki Gallery First Annual Sado, Kado, Shodo Cultural Exhibition Sunday, April 23, 30, May 7, 14 The Japanese American Cultural and Community Center presents the First Annual Sado, Kado, Shodo Cultural Exhibition of the three Japanese traditional arts – flower arrangement, calligraphy, and tea ceremony – featuring Omotesenke, Urasenke, Edo Senke, Ogasawara Sencha School, Sogetsu School, and Ohara School of Ikebana from Sunday, April 23 to Sunday, May 14, 2017 in the George J. Doizaki Gallery. This free and open to the public exhibition will feature an installation combining the art of ikebana...
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48th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage, 2017 Manzanar At Dusk Set for April 29

Manzanar Pilgrimage

Forwarded for the Manzanar Committee LOS ANGELES, Jan. 23, 2017 — “Never Again To Anyone, Anywhere! 75th Commemoration of Executive Order 9066” is the theme for the 48th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage, sponsored by the Manzanar Committee, on Saturday, April 29, 2017, at the Manzanar National Historic Site, located on U.S. Highway 395 in California’s Owens Valley, between the towns of Lone Pine and Independence, approximately 230 miles north of Los Angeles (see map below). This year’s Pilgrimage will commemorate 75 years since President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which authorized the unjust incarceration of more than 110,000...
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Manzanar National Historic Site to host Pilgrimage Weekend 2017, April 28-30

Manzanar National Historic Site News Release on March 23, 2017 Manzanar to Host Pilgrimage Weekend Events, April 28-30, 2017 INDEPENDENCE, CA—Manzanar National Historic Site invites visitors to participate in a weekend of special events in conjunction with the Manzanar Committee’s 48th Annual Pilgrimage. All are welcome and the events are free. This year’s Pilgrimage coincides with the 75th Anniversary of President Franklin D. Roosevelt signing Executive Order 9066, ultimately authorizing the US Army to forcibly remove and incarcerate all Japanese Americans and Japanese immigrants in California, western Oregon and Washington, and southern Arizona. The government incarcerated more than 11,000...
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Screening “Your Name.” at Laemmle theaters, thru May 4

Opening at theaters in Los Angeles on April 7, 2017 From director Makoto Shinkai, the innovative mind behind Voices of a Distant Star and 5 Centimeters Per Second, comes a beautiful masterpiece about time, the thread of fate, and the hearts of two young souls. The day the stars fell, two lives changed forever. High schoolers Mitsuha and Taki are complete strangers living separate lives. But one night, they suddenly switch places. Mitsuha wakes up in Taki’s body, and he in hers. This bizarre occurrence continues to happen randomly, and the two must adjust their lives around each other....
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LACMA: Families: Andell Family Sundays—Bright Design: Awazu Kiyoshi, April 30, 12:30PM – 3:30PM

April 9, 23, 30, 12:30PM – 3:30PM Forwarded for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art LACMA: Families: Andell Family Sundays—Bright Design: Awazu Kiyoshi, April 9, 23, 30, 12:30PM – 3:30PM Families: Andell Family Sundays—Bright Design: Awazu Kiyoshi April 9, 23, 30 | 12:30 pm L.A. Times Central Court Make, look, and talk about art at Andell Family Sundays! Drop in anytime between 12:30 and 3:30 pm. This weekly family event features artist-led workshops and friendly gallery tours and activities thematically based on special exhibitions and LACMA’s permanent collection. Create memories together and have fun! Japanese graphic designer Awazu...
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UCLA invites the public to Kyogen programs with Mansaku Nomura, May 5, 8, 9

An Evening of Kyogen

The Yanai Initiative Japanese Performing Art Program at UCLA, Waseda University in Tokyo present 5 days of Kyogen programs with living national treasure Mansaku Nomura and his Mansaku-no-Kai from May 5-9. An Evening of Kyogen with Mansaku Nomura & Mansaku-no-kai will be held at Aratani Theatre in Little Tokyo on May 6 at 5 pm, and May 7 at 5 pm. In UCLA campus, the following programs will be presented: Nomura Mansaku lecture  “Living Kyogen” A lecture by Living National Treasure Mansaku Nomura, presented by the Yanai Initiative at UCLA and Waseda University. When: May 5, 2017 at 10:30...
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“An Evening of Kyogen” with Japan’s living national treasure Mansaku Nomura at Aratani Theatre, May 6-7, 5PM

An Evening of Kyogen

The Yanai Initiative at UCLA, Waseda University, and the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center present An Evening of Kyogen with Mansaku Nokura & Mansaku-no-Kai Saturday, May 6, 2017, 5 pm Sunday, May 7, 2017, 5 pm 5pm “Discovering Kyogen” featuring Mansai Nomura 6pm Mansaku-no-Kai Kyogen Performed in Japanese with English subtitles. Aratani Theatre 244 S. San Pedro St. Los Angeles CA 90012 Tickets $40, $30, $20 Website festivalofsacredmusic.org and JACCC.org Phone: (213) 680 3700 Thirty-five years after he first shared the joy of kyogen with Los Angeles theatergoers, Living National Treasure Mansaku Nomura returns with the Mansaku-no-Kai Company...
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Ken Koshio Taiko Extravaganza in Scottsdale, Arizona, May 6 at 7:00PM

Ken Koshio Taiko

Ken Koshio Taiko Extravaganza Salt of the Earth Saturday, May 6 at 7 p.m. (Door opens at 6:30 p.m) Scottsdale Center for the performing Arts 7380 E. 2nd St, Scootsdale, Arizona 85251 www.KenKoshio.com
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Makoto Taiko with Grammy winner Koji Nakamura to present annual concert at Arcadia Performing Arts Center, May 6 at 7:00PM

Makoto Taiko Annual Concert 2017

Forwarded for Makoto Taiko With a history of Sold-Out shows, Makoto Taiko presents RISE! This powerful concert of Japanese drumming will feature Grammy Award-winning Taiko Master Koji Nakamura, guest artist Eien Hunter-Ishikawa and the Makoto Taiko ensemble. The performance will be Saturday, May 6th at 7pm at the Arcadia Performing Arts Center (APAC) located at 188 Campus Drive in Arcadia. Free parking is available at and around the venue.  Visit MakotoTaiko.org for Tickets and Information. With a foundation forged from intensive training with the renowned Taiko group Ondekoza, Koji Nakamura has helped craft Makoto Taiko into one of the...
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Yoshio Ikezaki’s selected works from 1991 to 2016 displayed at “ELEMENTS” exhibition in ArtCenter, ongoing

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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