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Los Angeles: Kimono class and drumming class at tea house in Glendale, Nov. 19

Shoseian Whispering Pine Tea House

Shoseian “Whispering Pine” Tea House Brand Library Park, 1601 West Mountain Street, Glendale, CA 91201 Kimono Class – Sunday, Nov. 19 10am – 12noon  $20 donation Join us as Takako Sasaki gives us a “Kimono Class” where we will see different kimono, learn about Kimono etiquette and traditions associated with the “Coming of Age”...
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Los Angeles: “Words of the Buddha” photo exhibition and Gagaku concert at Nishi Hongwnji Temple, Nov. 18, 19

Photo Exhibition: Words of the Buddha in the Landscape of India Nov. 18 & 19, 2017, Saturday & Sunday LA Hompa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple Kaikan Building 815 East First Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 Admission: FREE May all living beings be happy, secure, and peaceful – the Buddha Exhibition on Nov. 18 & 19...
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Little Tokyo Library: An Afternoon of Japanese and American music by Japan America Chamber Ensemble, Nov. 18, 4:00 – 5:00 pm

Japan America Chamber Ensemble

An Afternoon of Japanese and American music Japan America Chamber Ensemble with Ark Sano, music director Saturday, November 18, 4:00 – 5:00 pm Little Tokyo Branch Library 203 South Los Angeles Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 www.jacemusic.org www.arksano.com  
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Play: “Little Women” by Velina Hasu Houston / Chromolume Theater, Oct. 27 – Nov. 20

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Playwrights’ Arena presents the world premiere of LITTLE WOMEN by Velina Hasu Houston directed by Jon Lawrence Rivera Inspired by Louisa May Alcott’s novel, it is 1949, Josephine Mayeda and her sisters Meg, Amy, and Beth are emerging in the midst of the history of Japanese Americans who found a place...
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San Diego: 42nd annual Sumi-e Japanese brush painting exhibition at Balboa Park, Nov. 25, 26

The annual exhibition, which is free to the public, will be held on Saturday and Sunday, November 25th and 26th, 2017. The exhibition will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego, California. Visitors to the exhibition will see Japanese paintings in monochrome ink...
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LACMA: “Atmosphere in Japanese Painting” ongoing

Los Angeles County Museum of Art Atmosphere in Japanese Painting Pavilion for Japanese Art September 15, 2017 – February 4, 2017 Atmosphere in Japanese Painting, presenting a span of techniques for evoking atmosphere, features the artist Yoshio Ikezaki (Japan, active United States, born 1953), who makes his own paper and sumi, which he applies...
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LACMA: “Atmosphere” exhibition features Yoshio Ikezaki

Los Angeles County Museum of Art Atmosphere in Japanese Painting September 15, 2017–February 4, 2018 http://www.lacma.org/art/exhibition/atmosphere-japanese-painting In the Japanese language, there are about 50 words for rain, but also an equivalent surfeit of terms for snow, mist, and fog. Relatively simple painting tools are available to the Japanese artist—paper (washi), ink (sumi), water-based or...
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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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Pacific Standard Time LA/LA : “Transpacific Borderlands: The Art of Japanese Diaspora” at Japanese American National Museum, ongoing

Japanese American National Museum TRANSPACIFIC BORDERLANDS: The Art of Japanese Diaspora in Lima, Los Angeles, Mexico City, and São Paulo September 17, 2017 – February 25, 2018 Transpacific Borderlands will examine the experiences of artists of Japanese ancestry born, raised, or living in either Latin America or predominantly Latin American neighborhoods of Southern California....
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