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LACMA: “Polished to Perfection: Japanese Cloisonné from Gerber Collection” ongoing

Los Angeles County Museum of Art Polished to Perfection: Japanese Cloisonné from the Collection of Donald K. Gerber and Sueann E. Sherry Pavilion for Japanese Art May 28, 2017–February 4, 2018 The 1830s marked the beginning of a renaissance in Japanese cloisonné production. Though small objects incorporating enamels were produced in Japan prior to...
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Japanese American National Museum “Special Display: Sadako’s Crane” ongoing

Japanese American National Museum Special Display  Sadako’s Crane The crane is currently on display in JANM’s Hirasaki National Resource Center and viewable as part of admission to the museum. Please check the HNRC page for its hours. Born in Hiroshima, Japan, Sadako Sasaki was two years old when the atomic bomb was dropped on...
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2017 / LACMA /1960s-70s era Japanese graphic design exhibition at Japanese Pavilion, Oct. 15, 2016 – May 7, 2017

Los Angeles County Museum of Art Awazu Kiyoshi, Graphic Design: Summoning the Outdated October 15, 2016–May 7, 2017 Pavilion for Japanese Art Designer and artist Awazu Kiyoshi (1929–2009) devoted his career to political advocacy and collaborations within Tokyo’s artistic community. In stark contrast to the prevailing modernist dogma, which sought universal and impersonal set...
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LACMA displaying an oil painting of World War II Internment barracks at American Art galley

Taneyuki Dan Harada was born in Little Tokyo in 1923, but at age of seven, he move to Japan with his mother following the death of his father. In 1938, when Harada was fourteen, the family returned to the U.S. when his mother remarried and settled in Oakland, California. In 1942, he and his...
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2017 / “Japan in 2017 Symposium” at InterContinental Century City, Feb. 8

Japan in 2017 Symposium  Wednesday, February 8, 2017 2:30pm Registration 3:00pm Symposium 6:00pm Networking Reception InterContinental LA Century City at Beverly Hills 2151 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, CA 90067 Valet parking only, $16 per vehicle JAPAN in 2017 Symposium features leading experts on Japan who take an in-depth look and “forecast” the...
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2017 / Little Tokyo Historical Society seeks entries for 2017 short story contest, deadline Jan. 31

Little Tokyo Historical Socoety Image Little Tokyo

The Little Tokyo Historical Society (LTHS) seeks fictional short stories for its fourth 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, 2017. The purpose of the contest is to raise awareness of Little Tokyo through a creative...
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2017 / Descanso Gardens / “Sharing Culture: Creating Community” at Stuart Haage Gallery, Oct. 15, 2016 – Jan. 29, 2017

Descanso Gardens in La Canada Flintridge Sharing Culture: Creating Community Oct. 15, 2016 – Jan. 29, 2017 Stuart Haage Gallery Descanso Gardens will present “Sharing Culture | Sharing Culture” at the Sturt Haaga Gallery in celebration of the 50th anniversary of its Japanese Garden. Running from Oct. 15, 2016, through Jan. 29, 2017, the...
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2017 / Huntington Library / Fl -ORI- legium: Folded Transformations from the Natural World by Robert Lang, Saturday & Sunday only, Oct. 22, 2016 – Jan. 29, 2017

Huntington Library presents Fl ORI legium:  Folded Transformations from the Natural World by Robert Lang October 22, 2016 – January 29, 2017 Brody Botanical Center Saturdays & Sundays only The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens This exhibition presents original work by internationally renowned origami master Robert J. Lang. Dr. Lang’s work has...
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2017 / Shikishi – New Year Greeting Card – Exhibition in Little Tokyo, through Jan. 29

The Japanese American Cultural and Community Center 19th Annual Shikishi Exhibition Sunday, January 8 – Sunday, January 29, 2017 Free admission www.jaccc.org The Japanese American Cultural and Community Center presents its 19th Annual Shikishi Exhibition with artwork based on the theme of Year of the Rooster. In celebration of the New Year, JACCC welcomes...
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