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20 participants enjoy “Delicious Little Tokyo” at sushi-making workshop

Mamoru Hanamure Mitsuru Sushi & Grill

“Delicious Little Tokyo: A weekend of Culinary Experiences in the Heart of L.A.” was presented by Little Tokyo Community Council from July 21-23. As part of the “Delicious” marketing campaign, Mitsuru Sushi & Grill on 2nd Street hosted a sushi-making workshop with 20 participants on Saturday, July 22 from 2:00 – 3:00 pm The...
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Textile dye art class by Setsuko Hayashi, every Wednesday in Little Tokyo, 10am – 2 pm

Setsuko Hayashi

Textile dye art class is held every Wednesday, 10 am – 2 pm, at St. Francis Xavier Church Japanese Catholic Center, 222 South Hewitt Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012. For information, email info@culturalnews.com or call (213) 819-4100. Chiba Prefecture- born Setsuko Hayashi graduated from Joshibi University of Art and Design in Tokyo in design...
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2017 / Japan Foundation: Lecture “Deities in Japanese Art: Shinto” Sept. 19

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Special Lecture Series ” Deities in Japanese Art” Venue: The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles Sept. 19 at 7:00 pm: Session 1: Shinto Oct. 10: Session 2: Buddhas Nov. 14: Session 3: Bodhisattvas Dec. 19: Session 4: Wisdom Kings Jan. 16: Session 5: Celestial Beings www.jflalc.org  
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2017 / LA Event Link: Ikebana Workshop at Gardena Valley JCI, Sept. 9

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Ikebana Workshop Where: Gardena Valley JCI, 1964 W 162nd, Gardena CA 90274 in room 207/208 When: September 9, 2017; 2:00pm-4:00pm Fee: $40.00 (includes 2 take-home arrangements) Description: Join in on an unique opportunity to learn and participate in the traditional Japanese activity of flower arranging, or Ikebana.  Bring friends or make new ones, all...
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2017 / Gardena: Meditation Workshop at Japanese Cultural Institute, Aug, 19

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Meditation Workshop Where: Gardena Valley JCI, 1964 W 162nd, Gardena CA 90274 in room 207/208 When: August 19, 2017; 10:30 am-12:00 pm Fee: $5.00 Description: Meditation is known to reduce anxiety and will help people reach a deeper level of physical relaxation.  Grab friends and family to come explore different meditation methods and experience...
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2017 / Little Tokyo: Learn to Dance Awa Odori at Zenshuji Temple, July 30

Awa Odori

Learn to Dance Awa Odori at Zenshuji on Sunday, July 30 at 2:00pm From children to adults, anyone can enjoy Awa Odori. Come join us for this special one day event and learn what make this make this dance so much fun. Location: Zenshuji Soto Mission, 123 S Hewitt Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012...
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2017 / UCLA invites the public to Kyogen programs with Mansaku Nomura, May 5, 8, 9

An Evening of Kyogen

The Yanai Initiative Japanese Performing Art Program at UCLA, Waseda University in Tokyo present 5 days of Kyogen programs with living national treasure Mansaku Nomura and his Mansaku-no-Kai from May 5-9. An Evening of Kyogen with Mansaku Nomura & Mansaku-no-kai will be held at Aratani Theatre in Little Tokyo on May 6 at 5...
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2017/Zen temple to continue Zen Aerobic class in Little Tokyo

Zenshuji Zen Aerobics

Forwarded for Zenshuji Soto Mission Zen Aerobic class is now scheduled to continue beyond its original ending date of April 30. Staring May 7, the classes will continue on Sundays from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. Zen Aerobics: A Healthy Living Class based on the teaching of Shakyamuni Buddha. The goal of the class is...
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2017/Aurora Challenge Grant for Japan projects: Applications due on March 31

2016 Aurora Challenge Grant

  Japanese Language Scholarship Foundation (aka Aurora Foundation) is accepting application of 2017 Aurora Challenge Grant for Japan projects. The grant will be awarded to a citizen of the USA who resides in California and has a unique dream, in any field of endeavor, which is related to Japanese culture and which would never...
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