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Japanese cultural and themed events in Los Angeles

Celebrating 150 years of Japanese-American heritage, art, and cuisine, “Wakamatsu Fest 150” set for June 6-9, 2019

Save the Date! 4 days – June 6th through 9th – 2019 Wakamatsu Fest 150 Celebrating 150 years of Japanese-American heritage, art, and cuisine Wakamatsu Farm Historic site of the 1st Japanese colony in USA 941 Cold Spring Road, Placerville, CA 95667 Featuring food, agriculture, performing and studio arts, music, dance, history, and merchandise...
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Sacrament 2019: Crocker Art Museum to present “Chiura Obata: An American Modern” June 23 – Sept. 29, 2019

Crocker Art Museum 216 O Street Sacrament, CA 95814
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Educational center on valor of Japanese American veterans presenting “Defining Courage” exhibition

Go For Broke Defining Courage

Go For Broke National Education Center 355 East First Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 Defining Courage Exhibition www.goforbroke.org In May 2016, the Go For Broke National Education Center opened the interpretive exhibition to the public. The interpretive Defining Courage Exhibition is a hands-on and participatory learning center in the heart of Los Angeles’ Little...
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Protected: 2019 / UCLA Nikkei Student Union Annual Cultural Night set for Feb. 22

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2019 / Japanese American National Museum – “Gambatte! Legacy of an Enduring Spirit” Photo exhibition depicts triumph over adversity, Nov. 17, 2018 – April 28, 2019

View: Nov. 17, 2018 – April 28, 2019 Gambatte! Legacy of an Enduring Spirit, going on view at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles on Nov. 17, presents large-format contemporary photos taken by Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Paul Kitagaki Jr. next to images shot 75 years ago by such noted photographers as Dorothea...
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Protected: 2019 / Santa Barbara Museum of Art “Paths of Gold: Landscape and Narrative paintings from the Collection” Nov. 10, 2018 – Feb. 10, 2019

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2019 Imagine Little Tokyo short story contest accepting submissions by Jan. 31

The Little Tokyo Historical Society seeks fictional short stories for its sixth annual Imagine Little Tokyo short story contest in the categories of English language, Japanese language and youth (18 and younger). The deadline is January 31, 2019. The purpose of the contest is to raise awareness of Little Tokyo through a creative story...
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Smithsonian’s Arthur Sackler Gallery exhibiting “Japan Modern: Photography from the Gloria Katz and Willard Huyck Collection” thru Jan. 24

Japan Modern: Photography from the Gloria Katz and Willard Huyck Collection September 29, 2018–January 24, 2019 Gallery 24 Arthur M. Sackler Gallery 1050 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC Celebrating the Freer-Sackler’s recent acquisition of a major Japanese photography collection, this exhibition features a selection of works by groundbreaking twentieth-century photographers. Whether capturing evocative landscapes...
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Smithsonian’s Arthur Sackler Gallery exhibiting “Japan Modern: Prints in the Age of Photography” thru Jan. 24

Japan Modern: Prints in the Age of Photography September 29, 2018 – January 24, 2019 Arthur M. Sackler Gallery 1050 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC When photography arrived in Japan in the mid-nineteenth century, traditional woodblock printmakers were forced to adapt their craft to keep pace with the new medium. In the decades that...
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