Japan Foundation Free Screening: “Her Love Boils Bathwater” Jan. 24 at 7:00PM

The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles 5700 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90036 Free screening Reservation is not required Wednesday, January 24, 7:00PM Selected as the Japanese Entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 90th Academy Awards “Her Love Boils Bathwater” (2016) Directed by Ryota Nakano https://www.jflalc.org/ac-japanema-012418 Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1DsyAlkWbc  
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Cultural News January Issue Published

In the first half part of the 120-year history of the Japanese immigrants in the U.S. mainland, Japanese cultural communities were their fortresses to protect their families and identities in circumstances of racial discrimination and wartime hysteria. But in the 21st century, Japanese culture becomes part of the world culture which is shared by people beyond boundaries. Now, Japanese cultural communities become new meanings such as theme parks where everyone can enjoy it. Shige Higashi, Editor & Publisher of Cultural News Editorial Work Support Fund & Next 20 Project Fund – – – – – – – – –...
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2nd Annual Tucson Japanese Festival in Arizona, Jan. 20

Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition presents 2nd Annual Tucson Japanese Festival Pima Community College Downtown Campus Center 1255 N Stone Ave, Tucson Saturday, January 20, 2018, 1:00 – 5:00pm Admission: $5 per person (cash only) www.southernazjapan.org
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Little Tokyo: Zenshuji Temple to screen documentary “Buddhist” Jan. 21, 5:00PM

Zenshuji Soto Mission 123 S Hewitt Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 Sunday, January 21, 5:00pm Free admission Film screening: “Buddhist” Japanese with English subtitles A new documentary featuring six Buddhist monks, which the film follows across Japan and around the world over two years. One of the monks the film shows is Rev. Issho Fujita, the Director of the Soto Zen International Center. http://buddhist-movie.com/english/ Japanese trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqeh4jAd1RQ 映画「Buddhist – 今を生きようとする人たち」 監督・撮影・編集 / 後藤サヤカ 出演者 / ネルケ無方、藤田一照、星覚、吉村昇洋、麻田弘潤、三浦明利 2015年/カラー/デジタル/70分
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Glendale Japanese garden to host family fun programs of Japanese culture, Jan. 21

Japan Foundation Shoseian Noh Actor Michikazu Taneda

The Shoseian Tea House and Friendship Garden in Brand Park, Glendale Sunday, January 21, 2018 The first event of the year 2018 at the Shoseian Tea House in Glendale will be the Family Fun Day on Sunday, Jan. 21, that is co-presented with the Japan Foundation, Los Angeles. This will be a great event for children and parents, as the Friends of Shoseian will be holding two workshops for the kids: One, at 11 AM, will focus on the tradition of crafting grasshoppers with palm leaves – easy to make and so realistic. The other, at 1 PM, will...
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Japan Foundation: Noh Dance, Noh Life, Jan. 22, 7PM

Japan Foundation Shoseian Noh Actor Michikazu Taneda

The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles, presents Lecture & Demonstration Noh Dance, Noh Life Invitation to A Seven-Century-Long Tradition Lecturer/Performer: Michikazu Taneda Monday, January 22, 7pm The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles, 5700 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 9003 Admission Free, RSVP Required Click Here to RSVP (Eventbrite Web Page) Program Topics* – Basic knowledge and historical background of Noh – Introduction to the official style of Noh performance (Goban Date: five-play program) – Meaning behind distinct body movements (Shin Nan Nyo Kyoki: deity, man, woman, madness, and demon) – Short demonstration of dance and chants “Takasago”(Noh for celebration) and “Hagoromo”(Celestial...
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Ikebana master Kaz Kitajima to display his works at Descanso Gardens, Jan. 22 – April 22

Kaz Kitajima

Descanso Gardens 1418 Descanso Drive, La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011 Beyond the Bouquet At the Sturt Haaga Gallery, Descanso Gardens January 22 – April 22, 2018 https://www.descansogardens.org  
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LACMA: “Atmosphere in Japanese Painting” Now – Feb. 04

Los Angeles County Museum of Art Atmosphere in Japanese Painting Pavilion for Japanese Art September 15, 2017 – February 4, 2017 Atmosphere in Japanese Painting, presenting a span of techniques for evoking atmosphere, features the artist Yoshio Ikezaki (Japan, active United States, born 1953), who makes his own paper and sumi, which he applies with his ki (氣), energy, to reveal the natural forces within the elements of water and air impelled by the flow of ki. An entire level of the East Wing in the Pavilion for Japanese Art will be devoted to works of Yoshio Ikezaki. Three...
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LACMA: “Polished to Perfection: Japanese Cloisonné from Gerber Collection” Now – Feb. 04

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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Little Tokyo: 20th annual “Shikishi” exhibition at JACCC, now – Feb. 04

Shikishi Exhibition 2018

The Japanese American Cultural Community Center in Los Angeles invites all of the diverse voices in the community to participate in the 2018 Hatsu- Zora (First Sky) –theme- Shikishi board exhibition from Jan. 07 – Feb. 04. Opening on Jan. 7, 2018, the Year of Dog, JACCC will celebrate its 20th  Annual Shikishi Exhibition at Doizaki Gallery in the JACCC building, Little Tokyo, Downtown Los Angeles. The deadline to submit all Shikishi work is Monday, Dec. 18, 2017. The fee to participate this year is $10/ shikishi. Checks can be made payable to JACCC. Finished shikishi, artists information and...
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Huntington Library Lecture: Introduction of Japanese Plants into North America, Feb. 20, 7:30PM

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Huntington Library The Introduction of Japanese Plants into North America Feb. 20 (Tuesday) 7:30 p.m. Through the pioneering work of collectors and nurserymen, many new species of Japanese plants were introduced to the American gardening public in the late 19th century. Peter Del Tredici, senior research scientist, emeritus, of the Arnold Arboretum at Harvard University, will examine the history behind these early introductions, some of which had a profound impact on both cultivated and wild landscapes across America. Free; no reservations required. Rothenberg Hall  
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LA Artcore Exhibit: “Kio Griffith” now – Jan. 28

Kio Groffith

LA Artcore 120 Judge Aiso Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 www.laartcore.org “Kio Griffith” January 3 – 28, 2018 Reception: Sunday, January 7, 1 – 5pm
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