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2017 / Free screening March 8 “A Day on the Planet” with special appearance by original story author Tomoka Shibasaki at Japan Foundation LA

Japan Foundation Los Angeles Free Screening JAPANEMA Series Japan Foundation Los Angeles Auditorium 5700 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90036 March 8, 2017, 7:00PM Free. Reservation is not required. Beautiful Slice-of-life Film Captivating in Its Mundane Glory A Day on the Planet (きょうのできごと) 110 mins, 2003 Directed by Isao Yukisada In Japanese with...
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2015 / Santa Ana’s Bowers Museum / Bonsai & suiseki display, Sept. 23-27

Bowers Bonsai

Bowers Museum and Kofu Bonsai Kai present The Bonsai Tradition September 23-27 10 am to 4 pm daily Bowers Museum 2002 North Main Street, Santa Ana, CA 92706   Kofu Bonsai Kai Bonsai & Suiseki Display September 23 to 27 10 am to 4 pm John M. Lee Court   September 19, 1:30 to...
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2015 / Obon in Okinawa: Lecture and Bon Dance in Gardena, Aug 29

Obon in Okinawa

Forwarded for OKINAWA ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA, INC. Still in the Obon Festival mood? The Okinawa Association of America  invites you to a special lecture and Bon Odori on August 29th, 2PM, at the OAA Center in Gardena. This event is part of an ongoing series of educational/cultural programs at the OAA and will focus...
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2015 / Japanese style summer festival: Los Angeles Nishi Hongwanji Betsuin Obon Carnival, July 11, 12

Obon Nishi Hongwanji

Nishi Hongwanji Los Angeles (Los Angeles Hompa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple) 815 East First Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 (213) 680-8130   www.nishihongwanji-la.org Nishi Hongwanji Obon event   Saturday, July 11, 2015 Activities Festival                              3:00 – 10:00 pm Obon Odori (West Lot)     7:00 – 9:00 pm Buddhism Q & A (Hondo) 4:00 – 5:00 pm Bingo                              ...
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2015 / Japanese style summer festival: Oxnard Buddhist Temple Obon Festival, Juy 11

Oxnard Odon 2015

Oxnard Buddhist Temple 250 South H Street, Oxnard, CA 93030 (805) 483-5948  www.oxnardbuddhisttemple.org   Obon, A Gathering of Joy Saturday, July 11, 2015, 1:00 – 9:00 pm   1:00 pm: Oxnard Bonsai Club 2:00 pm: Encino Judo 3:00 pm: Okinawa Dance 4:00 pm: Azuma Dance 4:00 pm: Dharma Service in the temple 5:00 pm:...
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2015 / Photo Exhibition “Metamorphosis of Japan After the War” at West Los Angeles College, Closing July 11

West Los Angeles College Art Gallery Photo Exhibition: Metamorphosis of Japan After the War June 12 – July 11, 2015 Preview reception, Thursday, June 11, at 7:30 pm. The Japan Foundation presents the photo exhibition Metamorphosis of Japan After the War. The exhibition takes place at West Los Angeles College Art Gallery, 9000 Overland Ave., Los Angeles,...
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2014 / Cultural News December 2014 Issue on sale now

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2014 / Cultural News editor leaving Los Angeles for Japan to attend family matter

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Cultural News editor Shige Higashi is leaving Los Angeles from Nov. 13 through Nov 24. He attends his father’s funeral at Kure, Hiroshima on Nov. 15. During Higashi’s Japan visit, his phone contact is 090-4820-7065.
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2014 / Exhibition “The Curious Art of Origami” at the Shumei Hall Gallery, Pasadena, Sept 19 thru Nov. 19

Pasadena – The exhibition “The Curious Art of Origami” will feature art works by three of the most renowned origami artists in the country and will highlight the diversity of contemporary origami art. The exhibition will be held at the Shumei Hall Gallery in Pasadena (2430 E. Colorado Blvd. Tel: 626 584 8841) from...
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