YouTube: CN editor Higashi Talks about Cultural News September Issue

From Shige Higashi, Editor & Publisher of Cultural News Cultural News September Issue has been published. In this video, Higashi talks about a Japanese art exhibition at Los Angeles County Museum of Art. “Every Living Thing: Animals in Japanese Art” will open Sept. 22 and run through Dec. 8, 2019. This is a major and a once-in-a-life-time exhibition of Japanese art. Cultural News is the best source of Japanese art exhibitions and Japanese cultural major events in Los Angeles areas. Cultural News costs only $36 for 12 issue per year. And ePaper version costs $45 per year. Don’t miss...
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University of Tokyo Wind Ensemble to play at Cal State University Dominguez Hills, Sept. 14 at 7:30PM

The University of Tokyo Wind Ensemble (UTWE) will be at California State University, Dominguez Hills for a cross-cultural concert. The concert features the CSUDH Jazz Band, the Toro Pep Band, the Wind Ensemble, combined performance with UTWE, as well a UTWE’s own selections. For more information, please contact Dr. Chika Inoue: cinoue@csudh.edu Date & Time: Saturday, September 14 @ 7:30pm Venue: University Theatre @ CSUDH – 1000 E Victoria St Carson CA 90747 Admissions: Free
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Classic theatrical play “Rashomon” at Atwater Village Theatre, Sept. 20, 21, 22

Kuro Productions and CAPS present theatrical play “Rashomon” on Sept. 20, 21, & 22 at Atwater Village Theatre, 3269 Casitas Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90039. Tickets are $25 for general, $20 for senior. To purchase tickets, visit rashomontickets.eventbrite.com or call (818)769-5697. Atwater Village Theatre has 99 seats. Dates & times: September 20, Friday at 8pm; September 21, Saturday at 3pm & 8pm; September 22, Sunday at 2pm & 7pm. This classic theatrical play was written by Fay and Michael Kanin for Broadway in 1959, based on the film which made the director Akira Kurosawa famous across the world. Kurosawa...
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Ikebana master Kitajima opening pop-art-themed flower works at Los Angeles County Fair thru Sept. 22

Los Angeles County Fair 1101 W. McKinley Ave, Pomona, Ca 91768 lacountyfair.com   (909) 623-3111 The 33rd annual flower exhibition by Kaz Yokou Kitajima Friday, August 30, 2019 through Sunday, September 22, 2019 At Flower Garden Building Theme: Pop Art & Pop Culture Artist: Kaz Yokou Kitajima, Sogetsu Ikebana instructor Materials: steal, clokscrew willow, and succulent plants
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Los Angeles County Museum of Art: “Every Living Thing: Animals in Japanese Art” Opening Sept. 22

Forwarded for the Japan Foundation, Los Angeles Los Angeles County Museum of Art Every Living Thing: Animals in Japanese Art September 22, 2019 – December 8, 2019 LACMA, Resnick Pavilion 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles Every Living Thing: Animals in Japanese Art celebrates one of the most distinctive and compelling aspects of Japanese art: the depiction of animals. Underpinned by Japan’s unique spiritual heritage of Shintō and Buddhism, the Japanese reverence for nature — and the place of animals within that realm — is expressed in sculpture, painting, lacquer-work, ceramics, metalwork, cloisonné, and woodblock prints. This exhibition is co-organized by the...
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Santa Barbara Museum of Art “On the Road Again: Japan’s Tokaido in Pictures and Paintings, ongoing

Santa Barbara Museum of Art On the Road Again: Japan’s Tokaido in Pictures and Paintings July 7 – October 20, 2019 https://www.sbma.net/exhibitions/tokaido The Tōkaidō, or Eastern Sea Road, was formed in the 17th century to link Japan’s old imperial capital, Kyoto, with the new warrior capital, Edo (modern Tokyo). Along the 320-mile route, 53 official post towns fed, lodged, and supplied travelers. By the mid-19th century, woodblock printed novels, guidebooks, and pictures made famous the road’s natural scenery—and real or imagined experiences. This exhibition showcases a rare surviving set of the Comic Picture Scroll of the 53 Stations of...
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Japan House Los Angeles exhibition, Now – Oct. 20, “BAKERU: Transforming Spirits”

  JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles is presenting the world debut of “BAKERU: Transforming Spirits” – a  complimentary interactive exhibition inviting visitors to step into the supernatural world of Japanese folk traditions from the northern region of Tohoku, Japan, through the use of motion capture technology from July 17 to October 6. JAPAN HOUSE brings a taste of Japan to Los Angeles through year-round exhibits and events, a library space and a restaurant. BAKERU: Transforming Spirits July 17 – October 06, 2019, extended to Oct. 20, 2019 Monday – Saturday: 10:00AM – 8:00PM Sunday: 10:00AM – 7:00PM Location: JAPAN HOUSE...
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Sacrament: Crocker Art Museum to present “Chiura Obata: An American Modern” Now – Sept. 29

Crocker Art Museum 216 O Street, Sacrament, CA 95814 “Chiura Obata: An American Modern” June 23 – Sept. 29 Born in Okayama, Japan, Chiura Obata (1885–1975) emigrated to the United States in 1903 and embarked on a sevendecade career that saw the enactment of anti-immigration laws and the mass incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II. He nevertheless emerged as a leading figure in the Northern California art scene and as an influential educator, teaching at the University of California, Berkeley, for nearly 20 years and acting as founding director of art schools in two of the internment...
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Contemporary Japanese arts and crafts exhibition to come to Boston from Kyoto, Sept. 10 – Nov. 10

“Kogei-Kyoto at SA+C Boston: Contemporary Innovators in Japanese Arts and Crafts” exhibition will be held from Sept. 10 to Nov. 10, 2019 in Boston. The Japan Society of Boston and the Artists Group Kogei-Kyoto will present this exhibition in conjunction of a city-wide celebration of Boston’s 60-year sister city relationship with Kyoto. Nearly 30 artists from the crafts collective in Kyoto will contribute exquisite handmade items to their first American exhibition at the Society of Arts + Crafts’ (SA+C) Seaport galley, 100 Pier Four Blvd, Suite 200, Boston, MA 02210. Comprising traditional pieces as well as new works made...
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Japanese Americans to sponsor “Benefit Concert for Migrant Children” at Aratani Theatre, Sept. 21 at 8:00PM

Forwarded for Nikkei Progressives Benefit Concert for Migrant Children Saturday, September 21, 2019 8 pm Concert; 7 pm pre-show Aratani Theatre – Japanese American Cultural and Community Center 244 S. San Pedro Street, Los Angeles Grassroots community organizations in Little Tokyo are hosting a fundraising concert to provide 400 backpacks with needed supplies, support a shelter and provide travel funds for asylum-seeking children and migrant families being released from detention without any resources. Quetzal Quartet & Friends, TAIKOPROJECT, Aloe Blacc and Maya Jupiter, and Alice Bag are performing in solidarity with the migrant and asylum-seeking families. (Full Quetzal band won 2013 Latin Grammy; Aloe Blacc Grammy nominated 2014) Organizing the...
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Textile dye art class by Setsuko Hayashi in Little Tokyo, every Wednesday, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Textile dye art class is held every Wednesday, 10 am – 2 pm, at St. Francis Xavier Church Japanese Catholic Center, 222 South Hewitt Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012. For information, email info@culturalnews.com or call (213) 819-4100. Chiba Prefecture- born Setsuko Hayashi graduated from Joshibi University of Art and Design in Tokyo in design major in 1953. Meeting with fashion designer and cultural advocator Sueko Otsuka changed Hyashi’s life. From 1954 to 1973, Hayashi was a chief instructor of the textile dyeing course at Sueko Otsuka’s institutions, Otsuka Sueko Kimono Gakuin and Otsuka Textile Design Institute in Tokyo. Hayashi’s...
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