Gamble House in Pasadena presenting special exhibition “Shiguchi: The Hidden Art of Japanese Joinery,” ongoing

The Gamble House, Pasadena Special Exhibition Shiguchi: The Hidden Art of Japanese Joinery September 27, 2018-November 4, 2018 http://gamblehouse.org/shiguchi/ Curator’s Tour: Sunday, October 14 and November 4, 10:00 am-12:00 pm, $20 per person Woodworker’s Tours:: Sunday, October 7 and October 21, 10:00 am-12:00 pm, $80 per person Panel Discussion and Self-Paced Tour: Saturday, September 29, 4:00 pm-6:00 pm, $10 FoGH members, $20 non-members Lecture: The Art of Shiguchi: Sunday, September 30, 3:00 pm-6:00 pm, $30, FoGH members, $40 non-members Sake Tasting: Sunday, November 4, 5:00 pm-7:00 pm, $25 FoGH members, $35 non-members
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The Getty Center presenting “A Queen’s Treasure from Versaille: Marie-Antoinette’s Japanese Lacquer,” ongoing

The Getty Center A Queen’s Treasure from Versaille: Marie-Antoinette’s Japanese Lacquer January 23, 2018 – January 6, 2019 Tuesday – Thursday, 10 am-5:30 pm Friday, Saturday, 10 am-9 pm Closed Mondays The Getty Center 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90049 Parking is $15; $10 after 3pm. Admission is free This exhibition showcases Japanese lacquer from the private collection of the French queen Marie-Antoinette. Her collection of small lacquer boxes was one of the finest in Europe, and she considered it to be among her most cherished possessions. The elaborate works reveal the queen’s personal taste and demonstrate...
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Las Vegas / Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art “Primal Water” Exhibition, Now – Oct. 21

Bellagio Resort & Casino 3600 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109 Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art Primal Water June 29 – Oct. 21, 2018 Celebrates Significant Japanese Artists New Exhibition to Feature Works by Contemporary Artists Showcasing diverse Japanese artworks connected to the theme of water’s vitality to the existence of life, Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art  will unveil its new exhibition, Primal Water, on June 29. The exhibition is curated by Midori Nishizawa and includes important works of post-war and contemporary Japanese art. Primal Water includes 28 works in various forms, including painting, sculpture, photography, site-specific...
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Phoenix: Upcoming workshop for fall season at Japanese Friendship Garden, Oct. 21 at 10AM

Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix Upcoming Workshop for Fall Season https://www.japanesefriendshipgarden.org/gardenws Bamboo Workshop by Curator, Della Kileen Saturday, October 13 10 am – 12 pm $35 General / $30 Member Fun Bamboo Craft project included Sound Meditation with Crystal Singing Bowls by Emily Slonia Sunday, October 21 10 am – 11:30 am $25 General / $20 Member Includes General Admission Cool Nihongo – enjoy learning language and culture by Keiko Conn Friday, November 2 (continue on First Friday in January, February, March, April, and May) $10 General / $5 Member Includes Garden Admission Introduction Workshop for Niwaki – Pine...
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Japanese American National Museum “hapa.me – 15 years of the hapa project” Now – Oct. 28

hapa.me – 15 years of the hapa project, a new exhibition by artist Kip Fulbeck, will open at the Japanese American National Museum on Saturday, April 7 and remain on view through October 28, 2018. The installation pairs photographs from Fulbeck’s groundbreaking 2006 exhibition, titled kip fulbeck: part Asian, 100% hapa, with new portraits of the same individuals. The photographs are accompanied by each subject’s handwritten responses to the typically posed question, “What are you?” http://www.janm.org/exhibits/hapa-me/  
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Japanese American Cultural & Community Center’s Doizaki Gallery hosting “Kami to Kami II: SCI-ARC x Washi” exhibition, Now – Oct. 28

LOS ANGELES — Japanese American Cultural & Community Center, Hiromi Paper Inc. and the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) are pleased to announce a special exhibition exploring the infinite possibilities of washi, traditional Japanese paper, in the context of the world of architecture. 神と紙 KAMI TO KAMI II: SCI-ARC x Washi will open on Sunday, October 7, 2018 and run through Sunday, October 28, 2018 at the George J. Doizaki Gallery. This exhibition is supported in part by Hiromi Paper Inc. and the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc). “This handmade paper process is 40 generations of craftsmen...
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Japan Foundation Los Angeles presenting art exhibition “Carving Across Borders: Block Prints of Hiroshi Yoshida,” Now – Oct. 31

The Japan Foundation Los Angeles Art Exhibition Carving Across Borders: Block Prints of Hiroshi Yoshida October 10 – October 31, 2018 Mon – Fri: 10am-7pm Sat: Noon – 5pm Closed on Sundays The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles 5700 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90036 Free admission The Japan Foundation is presenting the Carving Across Borders: Block Prints of Hiroshi Yoshida exhibition with the generous support of Randall and Diana Fullmer. Hiroshi Yoshida was born in 1876 in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan. After having years of formal and intensive study of western-style painting, 23-year-old Yoshida departed Japan for the first...
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Japanese language scholarship program presents dementia-themed film screening and lectures with appearance of singer songwriter Masahi Sada in person, Oct. 27 at 1:30PM

Forwarded for the Aurora Foundation Film “Sakura Saku” (Cherry Blossoms) Screening & Special Program of “Dementia” with special appearance of singer songwriter Masahi Sada in person (Script of “Sakura Saku” and the theme song of the film were written by Masashi Sada.) Presented by the Japanese Language Scholarship – Aurora Foundation Co-sponsored by Pacifica & Northstar Senior Living (Sakura Garden) and Japanese American Cultural & Community Center Saturday, October 27, 2018, at 1:30 PM Aratani Theater at the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles Ticket: $20, $15 (Student, Senior, JACCC Member) Tickets are available...
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Japan’s singer and songwriter Masashi Sada to perform benefit concert for Japanese language scholarship program at Redondo Beach, Oct. 28 at 5:00PM

Celebrating the 20th anniversary of its formation, the Japanese Language Scholarship Aurora Foundation presents “Masashi Sada Benefit Concert in LA” on Sunday, Oct. 28 at 5:00 pm at Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, 1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Redondo Beach, CA 90278. Tickets are $200, $120, $100, $80, $60, $40. All reserved seats. For tickets, call Aurora Foundation Office at (323) 882-6545 or email aurorafoundation@usa.net www.jlsf-aurora.org  Masashi Sada, a singer-songwriter and a novelist, was born in Nagasaki, Japan. He began playing the violin at the age of 3 years and 8 months, moved to Tokyo for violin studies after completing...
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Phoenix Japanese Garden to host Moon-viewing Festival, Oct. 26-27, 6:30 – 10PM

<Forwarded for the Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix> Our Annual Fall Festival is almost here! OTSUKIMI Moonviewing Festival 2018 Advance Tickets Available! Friday, October 26, 6:30 – 10:00 pm Saturday, October 27, 6:30 – 10:00 pm Advance Tickets: $20 Member, $25 General, $5 Youth 3-12, Free under 3 Tickets at Gate: $25 Member, $30 General, $5 Youth 3-12, Free under 3 ANNUAL OTSUKIMI – MOONVIEWING 2018 Otsukimi, or Japanese Moonviewing, is the ancient tradition of holding parties to view the harvest moon. The garden honors this tradition with a unique night festival offering Japanese entertainment, food, customs and activities...
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Union Church of Los Angeles to present Harvest Concert, Oct. 28, 2PM

Union Church of Los Angeles Harvest Concert Jazz, Classic, Mariachi, Rock, Taiko & More October 28, 2018 2:00 pm, Doors Open at 12:30 pm $15 suggested donation Union Church of Los Angeles 401 E. 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013 (213) 629-3876
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Chinameshi dinner event for fundraising of Little Tokyo Historical Society, Oct. 28 at 5PM

Forwarded for the Little Tokyo Historical Society Chinameshi Fun(d) Raiser Dinner Sunday, October 28, 2018 5:00PM – 7:00PM Chinese Garden Restaurant 856 N. Garfield Ave, Montebello LTHS’ first ever fun(d)raiser dinner! A nostalgic evening of “Chinameshi” Cantonese-style dishes (including hom yu!), fun entertainment, and remembrances of the chop suey houses around the Southland. $60 per person so please mail your check to the LTHS office by Oct. 19. Check payable to ‘Little Tokyo Historical Society’ and mail to the LTHS office at 319 E. 2nd Street, #203, Los Angeles, CA 90012. Seating capacity at Chinese Garden in Montebello is...
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