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Japanese cultural and themed events in Los Angeles

Film “In This Corner of the World” screening with director Sunao Katabuchi at Anime Expo, July 2, 5:00pm

Film distributors Shout! Factory Films and Funimation Films in association witn Animatsu in U.K. present “In This Corner of the World” screening at Anime Expo 2017 on Sunday, July 2, 5:00pm – 8:00pm at LP4/LACC 411. An empowering coming-of-age tale set against the backdrop of World War II, “In This Corner of the World”...
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LA Event Link – Kabuki music with master percussionist at Nakano Theatre, July 1, 7:00PM

Fuji Japanese Music presents Kabuki Music Performance with the Master Percussionist Katada Shinjuro IV Saturday, July 1, 7:00PM George Nakano Theatre 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA 90503 Tickets: $15 at doors, $8 for students For more information, visit Fuji Japanese Music
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Japan Foundation to present preview of “In This Corner of the World” with director and producer in person, July 1, 1:30PM (Sold Out)

As of June 18, all seats are taken The Japan Foundation Los Angeles presents a special sneak preview of In This Corner of the World (129mins. / PG-13) In Japanese with English subtitles Directed by Sunao Katabuchi Based on the Award-Winning Manga by Fumiyo Kouno Director Sunao Katabuchi & Producer Taro Maki will be present...
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Bon Odori 2017 at Senshin Buddhist Temple in Los Angeles, July 1 at 7:00pm

Senshin Buddhist Temple 2017 Bon Odori

July 1 / Sat Senshin Buddhist Temple 1311 West 37th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007 Open: 5:00PM, Odori: 7:00PM, Close: 10:00PM 7:00pm: Senshin Bon Odori 9:00pm: Omairi in Hondo, Sento Shogon (1000 oil lamps), Otoki 10:00pm: Horaku, Kinnara Taiko / Kid’s Taiko etc.   July 8, 9 / Sat, Sun Zenshuji Soto Mission 123...
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“New Frontiers” exhibition exploring life and career of actor George Takei at Japanese American National Museum, ongoing

JANM New Frontiers The Many Worlds of George Takei

A new exhibition exploring the life and career of pioneering actor, activist, and social media icon George Takei opens at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles on March 12. New Frontiers: The Many Worlds of George Takei creates a portrait of a unique individual while offering an innovative means of engaging with...
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Award-winning animated feature “In This Corner of the World” to go theaters in LA, NY, SF, and major cities in the U.S., August 11

In This Corner of the World: 2017 LA Film Festival World Fiction Competition – North American Festival Premiere An empowering coming-of-age tale set against the backdrop of World War II, In This Corner of the World is a captivating story about the resilience and triumph of the human spirit. Based on the award-winning Japanese...
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Bon Odori 2017 at Zenshuji Obon Carnival, July 8-9

Zenshuji Obon Carnival 2017

July 8, 9 / Sat, Sun Zenshuji Soto Mission 123 South Hewitt Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 Open: 11:00AM, Close: 8:00PM www.zenshuji.org   July 1 / Sat Senshin Buddhist Temple 1311 West 37th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007 Open: 5:00PM, Odori: 7:00PM, Close: 10:00PM July 8, 9 / Sat, Sun Zenshuji Soto Mission 123...
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Bon Odori 2017 at Orange County Buddhist Church, July 15-16 at 7:00pm

OCBC Obon Carnival 2017

July 15, 16 / Sat. Sun Orange County Buddhist Church 909 South Dale Street, Anaheim, CA 92804 Sat / Open: 2:00PM, Orodi: 7:00PM, Close: 9:00PM Sun / Open: 2:00PM, Odori: 7:00PM, Close: 8:30PM On the weekend of July 15-16, 2017, the Orange County Buddhist Church in Anaheim is sponsoring a festival of outdoor folk...
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2017 / Documentary film screening: “OKINAWA: The Afterburn” June 24, 25, 27

Okinawa The Afterburn Urizun no Ame

Documentary film screening: “OKINAWA: The Afterburn” June 24, 25, 27 Film   OKINAWA: The Afterburn (Okinawa: Urizun no Ame) Directed by John Junkerman Produced by YAMAGAMI Tetsujiro 148 minutes/Color/HD 16:9/Stereo 5.1 ch © 2015 SIGLO http://okinawa-urizun.com/   (Japanese only) Trailer: https://youtu.be/0rErr6jCx10 Screening Schedule Saturday, June 24, 7PM OAA Center, Yamauchi Building 16500 South Western Ave., Gardena, CA...
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