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Japanese cultural and themed events in Los Angeles

Japan Foundation: Free screening of “Campaign” (2007), Oct. 25, 7:00PM

Film Campaign

Japan Foundation Los Angeles Free Japanese Cinema Screening Bow to Everything, Even to An Electric Pole Campaign  (Senkyo)   (120mins, 2007) Directed by Kazuhiro Soda Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 7:00PM Free Admission, No RSVP Required A documentary that closely follows the Kawasaki city assembly by-election in 2005. This is a directorial debut of Soda Kazuhiro,...
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Film – Hirokazu Kore-eda Retrospective: Cinema from the Outside In, Oct. 25-29

Internationally acclaimed Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda will be in Los Angeles to participate in an exciting retrospective of his films at the Hammer Museum’s Billy Wilder Theater and a other venues across town. The director will introduce some films and engage in Q&A about others. This exciting event is presented by the Yanai Initiative...
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Pasadena Garden: Power and Beauty of Japanese Sword, Oct. 27, 5:30 – 7:30PM

Forwarded for the Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden THE POWER AND BEAUTY OF THE JAPANESE SWORD Friday, October 27 5:30pm to 7:30pm $30 Member discounts apply The Japanese sword is one of the most highly revered objects in Japanese traditional culture. Said to embody the spirit of the samurai warrior, the sword–especially the curved katana...
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Contemporary Art: Yayoi Kusama related performance series – Joshua Light Show – at The Broad, Nov. 2-4, 8–11 PM

Joshua Light Show with Live Musical Performances by Lesley Flanigan, Miho Hitori’s New Optimism and Noveller In 1968, influential concert promoter Bill Graham paired the Joshua Light Show with The Broad’s special exhibition artist Yayoi Kusama to collaborate on four performances at the Fillmore East in New York, where crowds enthusiastically observed Kusama and...
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Little Tokyo Exhibition: Renowned photographer Toyo Miyatake’s pre-war art photography, ongoing

Japanese American Cultural and Community Center Exhibition TOYO: Behind the Glass Eye George J. Doizaki Gallery at Japanese American Cultural & Community Center 244 S. San Pedro Street, Los Angeles, California 90012, (213) 628-2725 October 5, 2017 – December 10, 2017 Opening reception: Thursday, October 5, 4pm-7pm Admission: Free TOYO: Behind the Glass Eye...
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Little Tokyo: “Kocarina” special concert at Union Church of Los Angeles, Nov. 14, 7:00PM

Kocarina

Kocarina Special Concert Door-open at 5:30pm, Concert at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 14, 2017 Suggested donation: $20 Supported by Love to Nippon Project Union Church of Los Angeles in Little Tokyo presents the Kocarina Special Concert to commemorate the centennial anniversary of its church. Union Church of Los Angeles 401 East 3rd Street, Los...
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Contemporary Art: Yayoi Kusama related film series at The Broad, selected Thursdays and Saturdays

Kusama Film Screening Thursday, October 26, 2017, 12:00 p.m. to Saturday, December 30, 2017, 8:00 p.m. Included with museum admission The Broad, Oculus Hall In conjunction with Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors, The Broad will present a screening of short films capturing several of the artist’s iconic 1960s performances, as well as more recent short...
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Honolulu: Taiko Drum & Dance concerts at Manoa campus, Nov. 3, 4 & 10, 11, 12

Taiko Drum & Dance: Hana Hou! University of Hawaii at Manoa Kennedy Theatre November 3, 4, 10, 11, 12, 2017 Friday/Saturday 7:30pm & Sunday 2:00pm Directed by Betsy Fisher A Hana Hou! performance of one of most popular dance concerts presented at Kennedy Theatre. World-renowned taiko artist Kenny Endo and Taiko Center of the...
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Contemporary Art: Yayoi Kusama related performance series – Gifts of the Spirit – at Vibiana, Jan. 25, 2018, 7–9PM

The Broad’s Yayoi Kusama exhibition related Performance Gifts of the Spirit: Prophecy, Automatism and Discernment January 25, 2018, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Location: Vibiana, 241 South Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 Tickets: $25 on sale, Nov. 15, 2017 at thebroad.org/programs The Broad “Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors” opening Oct. 21 Yayoi Kusama related...
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