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2016 / Long time kimono collector and dealer John McMullen to close his store for good, Dec. 31

Long time kimono collector and dealer John McMullen of Camarillo will close “McMullens’ Japanese Art and Antiques” store in Oxnard on Dec. 31 for good. Mr. McMullen is now 87 years old, and Michele McMullen, daughter of John McMullen, announces the store closure. The store is located at 2001 Williams Drive, Suite 402 in...
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2015 / Amami islanders to celebrate its 40th anniversary with island folk song shows at Armstrong Theatre, Oct. 17

Amami Shimauta Mizuki Nakamura

Southern California Amamikai or Amami Association will celebrate its 40th anniversary with stage events on Saturday, Oct. 17 at 1:00 pm at Armstrong Theatre in Torrance. Amami Islands belong to Kagoshima Prefecture, and are located between Kagoshima and Okinawa. The Amami Association consists of people from Amami Islands, people who have any relationship with...
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2015 / “Art of the Samurai” exhibition at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Nov. 1 – Mar. 1, 2015

LACMA Art of Samurai Yoshitoshi

Los Angeles County Museum of Art Art of the Samurai: Swords, Paintings, Prints, and Textiles Pavilion for Japanese Art, East Wing and The Helen and Felix Juda Gallery November 1, 2014–March 1, 2015 “Art of the Samurai: Swords, Paintings, Prints, and Textiles,” showcases Japanese swords, samurai robes, battle screens, and woodblock prints depicting legends...
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2015 / Two-hour multimedia kimono dressing presentation at Irvine Valley College, Feb. 8

Kimono dressing presentation

Two-hour multimedia kimono dressing presentation will be held at the Performing Arts Center of Irvine Valley College on Sunday, Feb. 8 at 2:00 pm. The kimono event is named “Experience the Treasures of Japan: Kimono Festival” and is hosted by the Irvine Rotary Club in partnership with the City of Irvine, Irvine Valley College...
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2015 / “Samurai: Japanese Armor” exhibition at LACMA, Oct.19, 2014 – Feb.1,2015

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art will exhibit two shows exploring  the subject of samurai art this fall. In October, LACMA presents the Southern California premiere of “Samurai: Japanese Armor from the Anne and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection,” a major presentation of battle gear worn by samurai from the 12th through the 19th centuries....
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2015 / Miss & Mr. Kimono LA Contest on Jan. 1 in Little Tokyo

To coincide with various New Year’s Day celebration events in Little Tokyo, LA Kimono Club presents 2015 Miss & Mr. Kimono LA Contest on Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. at Japanese Village Plaza in Little Tokyo. Eight to nine contestants for each category are expected to appear in the contests. Miss &...
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2014 / “Kimono for a Modern Age” exhibition, July 5 – Oct. 19 at Los Angeles County Museum of Art

LACMA Kimono for a Modern Age

Forwarded for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art Los Angeles County Museum of Art / Kimono for a Modern Age The Pavilion for Japanese Art July 5, 2014–October 19, 2014 A blend of the traditional and the modern characterized life and dress during Japan’s Meiji (1868–1912), Taishō (1912–1926) and Shōwa (1926–1989) periods. During...
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2014 / LA Kimono Contest held in Little Tokyo, Jan 01

LA Kimono Contest 2014

On Jan. 1 at Little Tokyo, the LA Kimono Club selected Lindsay Seino as Miss Kimono LA 2014, Mami Koizumi as runner-up, and Andy Matsuda as Mr. Kimono LA 2014.  The 2014 contest was held at Japanese Village Plaza shopping center to coincide with the New Year’s Day celebration events organized by the Japanese...
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2014 / CSUN student Lindsay Seino selected Miss Kimono LA, Jan 01

Lindsay Seino

  On Jan. 1 at Little Tokyo, the LA Kimono Club selected Lindsay Seino as Miss Kimono LA 2014, Mami Koizumi as runner-up, and Andy Matsuda as Mr. Kimono LA 2014.  The 2014 contest was held at Japanese Village Plaza shopping center to coincide with the New Year’s Day celebration events organized by the...
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