Event & Program

Japanese cultural and themed events in Los Angeles

Bringing Okinawa Home – program with lecture and music performance, May 19 at 1:00PM

The Okinawa Association of America in Gardena will host a cultural lecture and traditional music performance on Saturday, May 19 at 1:00 p.m. The event will be led by two dynamic guest speakers/musicians from Hawai‘i, Eric Wada and Norman Kaneshiro. Titled “Bringing Okinawa Home,” the goal of this event is to promote a deeper...
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Santa Monica Main Library to host an event for recalling Japanese American’s swing dance at wartime incarceration camps, May 19, 2:00PM

Swing dance at a wartime incerceration camp

Barbed Wire to Boogie Woogie: Swing in the Japanese American Internment Camps Saturday, May 19, 2018, at 2:00PM Santa Monica Main Library 601 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401 Martin Luther King, Jr. Auditorium & North Courtyard During World War II, more than 110,000 Japanese American were incarcerated at makeshift facilities at 10...
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Japan House Los Angeles “Takeo Paper Show: SUBTLE” now – May 23

Japan House Los Angeles Takeo Paper Show: Subtle Delicate or Infinitesimal April 13 – May 23, 2018 Japan House Los Angeles, 2F Gallery Hollywood and Highland Center Japan House Los Angeles presents SUBTLE, an experimental exploration of the delicate world of paper in contemporary context. https://www.japanhouse.jp/losangeles/events/takeo-paper.html  
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Los Angeles Memorial Day services for Japanese American veterans of all wars, May 26, 28

Los Angeles Memorial Day services for Japanese American veterans of all wars will be held as following: Saturday, May 26 at 11:00 am. Japanese American Cultural and Community Center at All Wars Memorial Monument. 244 South San Pedro Street in Little Tokyo. Monday, May 28 at Evergreen Cemetery, 204 North Evergreen Ave in Boyle...
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Santa Barbara Historical Museum: “Only The Oaks Remain: The Story of Tuna Canyon Detention Station” now – May 27

Santa Barbara Historical Museum Only The Oaks Remain: The Story of Tuna Canyon Detention Station February 1 – May 27, 2018 Closed Monday and Holidays Santa Barbara Historical Museum 136 East De la Guerra, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. www.sbhistorical.org Only The Okas Remain exhibition tells the true stories of those targeted as dangerous enemy...
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Pasadena Japanese garden to present art exhibition of nature, now – June 1

Forwarded for Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden New Exhibition in the En Gallery Abundant Garden: Recent Works by Kaoru Mansour    April 22 to June 1, 2018 Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Second & Last Sundays, 10 am – 4pm Members’ Opening Reception April 22, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Reservations necessary For our spring exhibition, we are delighted...
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Educational taiko group to present annual concert at Arcadia Performing Arts Center, June 2 at 7:00PM

Forwarded for Makoto Taiko Makoto Taiko Annual Concert Saturday, June 2 at 7:00pm Arcadia Performing Arts Center 188 Campus Drive, Arcadia, CA 91007 Makoto Taiko presents Gathering Currents! – A powerful concert of Japanese drumming with Grammy Award-winning Taiko Master Koji Nakamura and Guest Artist Grammy Award-winning Daniel Ho and his band, the Kilauea Trio...
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Buddhist Temple of San Diego to present annual Japanese Cultural Bazaar, June 3, 11 am – 4 pm

Buddhist Temple of San Diego’s Annual Japanese Cultural Bazaar www.btsd.net Sunday, June 3, 2018, 11 am – 4 pm Admission is FREE & Open to the Public! Offering: Sushi Teriyaki Chicken Tacos Chow Mein Games Silent Auction Taiko Exhibits Demonstrations And More     Buddhist Temple of San Diego 2929 Market Street San Diego,...
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Japanese American National Museum “hapa.me – 15 years of the hapa project” ongoing

hapa.me – 15 years of the hapa project, a new exhibition by artist Kip Fulbeck, will open at the Japanese American National Museum on Saturday, April 7 and remain on view through October 28, 2018. The installation pairs photographs from Fulbeck’s groundbreaking 2006 exhibition, titled kip fulbeck: part Asian, 100% hapa, with new portraits...
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