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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 / Little Tokyo Historical Society seeks entries for 2017 short story contest, deadline Jan. 31

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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 / 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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2017 / Japanese American National Museum: wartime farm labor camp photo exhibition, Sep. 27, 2016 – Jan. 8, 2017

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The Japanese American National Museum Uprooted: Japanese American Farm Labor Camps During World War II September 27, 2016 – January 8, 2017 In the summer of 1942, Farm Security Administration photographer Russell Lee visited four Japanese American farm labor camps located near the towns of Nyssa, Oregon; and Rupert, Shelley, and Twin Falls, Idaho....
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2016 / Former Los Angeles County District Attorney Gil Garcetti’s photo exhibition “Japan: A Reverence for Beauty” Nov. 6 – Dec. 11

The Japanese American Cultural and Community Center 244 South San Pedro Street, Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, CA 90012 Gil Garcetti Japan: A Reverence for Beauty November  06 through December 11, 2016 12:00 – 4:00 pm Opening reception on Nov. from 1 pm – 3 pm George J. Doizaki Gallery Though his photographs, Gil Garcetti,...
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2016 / Free concert “An Afternoon of Japanese and American Music” at Little Tokyo Branch Library, Nov. 19

  Japan America Chamber Ensemble in conjunction with Little Tokyo Branch of the Los Angeles Public Library presents Free Concert: An Afternoon of Japanese and American Music By Japan America Chamber Ensemble.  Led by Ark Sano Saturday, November 19, from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. Little Tokyo Branch of the Los Angeles Public Library 203...
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2016 / Los Angeles artist Hirokazu Kosaka recognized nationally by fellow award from Chicago-based organization

(November 2016) Hirokazu Kosaka, artistic director of a major Japanese cultural center in Los Angeles, was selected the 2016 Fellow of nationally renowned organization “United States Artists.” Chicago-based United States Artists selects 46 fellows from nine discipline – architecture and design, crafts, dance, literature, media, music, theater and performance, traditional arts, and visual arts,...
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2016 / Photography showcase by students of senior photograpy class at Little Tokyo, Nov. 12-13

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Japanese Community Pioneer Center presents 5th Annual Student Photography Showcase October, 2016 Students in the Japanese Community Pioneer Center Photography class will be showcasing their talents and techniques in the 5th Annual Photography showcase exhibition. The main theme of this year’s show is “Los Angeles.” This year, there will be a special exhibit by...
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2016 / Community-wide cleanup activity to take place in Little Tokyo, Nov 5

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Dubbed as “Nancy Kikuchi Volunteer Day,” a community-wide cleanup activity to take place in Little Tokyo Nov, 9AM – 12PM Community-wide cleanup activities will include sidewalk power-washing, trash pickup, graffiti removal, and window washing. The activity area covers North 1st Street to 3rd Street, Los Angeles Stteet to Alameda Street, and former Maryknoll Japanese...
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