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Cultural News January Issue Published

In the first half part of the 120-year history of the Japanese immigrants in the U.S. mainland, Japanese cultural communities were their fortresses to protect their families and identities in circumstances of racial discrimination and wartime hysteria. But in the 21st century, Japanese culture becomes part of the world culture which is shared by...
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Glendale Japanese garden to host family fun programs of Japanese culture, Jan. 21

Japan Foundation Shoseian Noh Actor Michikazu Taneda

The Shoseian Tea House and Friendship Garden in Brand Park, Glendale Sunday, January 21, 2018 The first event of the year 2018 at the Shoseian Tea House in Glendale will be the Family Fun Day on Sunday, Jan. 21, that is co-presented with the Japan Foundation, Los Angeles. This will be a great event...
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Japan Foundation Art Exhibition: Nobuo Anzai “Migrating Dreamscape” now – Feb. 06

Japan Foundation Los Angeles 5700 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90036 Art Exhibition Nobuo Anzai “Migrating Dreamscape” Jan. 11 – Feb. 06, 2018 Meet the Artist Opening Reception Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, 5 – 8 pm https://www.jflalc.org/ac-exhibit19  
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Little Tokyo: 20th annual “Shikishi” exhibition at JACCC, now – Feb. 04

Shikishi Exhibition 2018

The Japanese American Cultural Community Center in Los Angeles invites all of the diverse voices in the community to participate in the 2018 Hatsu- Zora (First Sky) –theme- Shikishi board exhibition from Jan. 07 – Feb. 04. Opening on Jan. 7, 2018, the Year of Dog, JACCC will celebrate its 20th  Annual Shikishi Exhibition...
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Artscape Japan / January Issue: Window on the Rich Culture of Izumo

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Forwarded for Artscape Japan January 16, 2018 Dear Friends, A happy new year to you, with best wishes for your good health in 2018 from the staff of Artscape Japan. The January 2018 issue of Artscape Japan is now up on our website, where it can be viewed at: http://www.dnp.co.jp/artscape/eng/ The next issue will...
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LACMA: “Atmosphere in Japanese Painting” Now – Feb. 04

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: “Polished to Perfection: Japanese Cloisonné from Gerber Collection” Now – Feb. 04

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, Now – Feb. 25

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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Little Tokyo short story contest accepting entries until Jan. 31

The Little Tokyo Historical Society seeks fictional short stories for “Imagine Little Tokyo” contest. Entries for the English language, Japanese language and English -youth (18 and younger) categories are due Jan. 31. The story has to be fictional and set in a current, past or future Little Tokyo in Los Angeles. Each category winner...
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