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2018 /Jazz Concert at Higashi Honganji Buddhist Temple, Aug. 11

Jazz Concert Higashi Honganji Buddhist Temple Makoto Takenaka, piano with guest artist Peter Hata, guitar Date: Saturday, August 11, 2018 Time: 7:30 pm Place: Higashi Honganji, 505 E. 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013 Free Parking Fee: $20.00, $10 for 12 & under Info: (213) 626-4200 at temple (626) 824-5580 (cell) revpeterhata@gmail.com Please RSVP...
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2018 / Jazz benefit concert by pianist Makoto Takenaka at Orange County Buddhist Church, Aug. 11 at 2:00PM

Orange County Buddhist Church Junior YBA presents Jazz Benefit Concert Saturday, August 11th @ 2:00 pm Featuring Makoto Takenaka Makoto Takenaka was born in Connecticut, and was raised in Kyoto, Japan. He acquired a BA and MA in education in Tokyo, then came to the US to study at the Berklee College of Music...
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2017 / Little Tokyo Library: An Afternoon of Japanese and American music by Japan America Chamber Ensemble, Nov. 18

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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2017 / Folk Song: Matsutoyo Kai recital with guest performer form Tokyo, Nov. 12

Matsutoyo Kai, Japanese folk music group active throughout California for more than 50 years, will present annual folk and traditional song recital with guest performer Mme. Tayafumi Mochizuki from Japan on Sunday, Nov. 12 at 1 p.m. at Ken Nakaoka Community Center in Gardena. This is a rare opportunity to not only catch group...
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2017 / Little Tokyo: Leading Irish Band from Japan “O’Jizo” concert, Nov. 2

O'Jizo

Leading Irish Band from Japan O’Jizo First Live Concert in Los Angeles Nov. 2. 2017, 7:00 PM Aomori Kaikan, 320 Crocker Street, Los Angeles, CA90013 Suggested donation $20 Supported by American Association of Japanese University Women & LA Nebuta Bayashi Hozon Kai For reservation & inquiries: Fusako Toyota at (310) 650-7259, toyotaflute@gmail.com O’Jizo is...
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2017 / Japan’s singer Aki Yashiro concert at Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, Oct. 21

Aurora – Japanese Language Scholarship Foundation presents Aki Yashiro Benefit Concert in L.A. Saturday, October 21, 5:00 p.m. Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center Produced by Mirion Kikaku & Creative Enterprise International, Inc. Aki Yashiro was born in the city of Yashiro in Kumamoto Prefecture. She made her debut in 1971 and became widely known...
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2017 / Los Angeles-based koto master Yoko Awaya with violinist Sachiyo Yoshimoto to perform at Japanese garden event in Phoenix, Oct. 6-7

Video: Koto music “Kojo no Tsuki” (Moon over the Ruined Castle) by Yoko Awaya, left, and Sachiyo Yoshimoto at the Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix on Oct. 7, 2017. Los Angeles-based koto master Yoko Awaya and violinist Sachiyo Yoshimoto were invited to perform at “Otsukimi: Moon-viewing Festival” in the Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix...
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2017 / J-Pop Summit 2017 in San Francisco’s Fort Mason, Sep. 9-10

J-Pop Summit San Francisco

J-Pop Summit 2017 www.j-pop.com/2017/
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2017 / LA Event Link – Kabuki music with master percussionist at Nakano Theatre, July 1

Fuji Japanese Music presents Kabuki Music Performance with the Master Percussionist Katada Shinjuro IV Saturday, July 1, 7:00PM George Nakano Theatre 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA 90503 Tickets: $15 at doors, $8 for students For more information, visit Fuji Japanese Music
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