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Huntington Library to add 320-year old Japanese house: Cultural News 2019 March Issue

Cultural News 2019 March Issue on sale now Cultural News 2019 March Issue features a Huntington Library story of adding to its renowned Japanese garden a 320-year-old house form Marugame, Kagawa Prefecture. When you are looking for Japanese art exhibitions, Japanese cultural events, and Japanese community gatherings, monthly Cultural News is the best source....
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San Diego’s Japanese Garden to host 14th annual Cheery Blossom Festival, Mar. 22 – 24

San Diego – The Japanese Friendship Garden’s annual Cherry Blossom Festival returns this year as the 2019 Cherry Blossom Week. During March 18 through March 21, select vendors will be set up throughout the Japanese garden giving guests a sneak peek of what’s to come during the weekend. During the evening, the Inamori Pavilion...
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Japan Foundation to present free screening of Academy Best Foreign Language Film nominated “Shoplifters” Mar, 27 at 7:00PM

Japan Foundation Los Angeles Free Japanese Cinema Screening Shoplifters (121mins, 2018) Directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda Wednesday, March 27, 7:00PM Free Admission, NO Registration REQUIRED *Seating is on a first come first serve basis and subject to capacity. Please arrive early for best seating. JFLA Auditorium at 5700 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90036 Drama interweaving emotional ties that transcend family,...
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Pasadena – Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden – Third Annual Pasadena Festival of Tea, Mar. 31, 10:00AM – 4:00PM

Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden 270 Arlington Drive, Pasadena, CA 91105 http://japanesegardenpasadena.com March 31, 2019 Third Annual Pasadena Festival of Tea Open Day Last Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. $12. Online / $15 at the Gate Includes a tea tasting cup Tea Ceremony Demonstrations Niko-an Teahouse (reservation required) 1:00 and 2:00 p.m. $15 One...
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Torrance Cherry Blossom Cultural Festival, Mar. 31, 11:00AM – 4:00PM

The City of Torrance Community Services Department presents its eight annual Cherry Blossom Cultural Festival on Sunday, March 31, from 11 am to 4 pm at Columbia Park in Torrance. facebook.com/TorranceCherryBlossom
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Van Nuys’ Japanese Garden to feature Ikebana Exhibition, Mar. 31, 10:00AM – 4:00PM

The Japanese Garden & Sogetsu San Fernando Valley Branch Present An Ikebana Exhibition Honoring the Branch’s Founder, Kyoko Kassarjian Sensei, As She Celebrates Her 85th Birthday Come Discover the Beauty of Ikebana Sunday, March 31st, 2019 10:00AM until 4:00PM (Last Gate Admission at 3:15PM) Featuring Arrangements Throughout the Garden and a Live Demonstration by...
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Japanese language programing to begin on Channel 44.1 (KXLA), March 31

Japan Hollywood Network (www.jhollywoodnet.com), a Japanese-language broadcaster throughout Los Angeles and Orange County, will begin free weekly broadcasting on Channel 44.1 (KXLA) starting 6:30 PM on Sunday, March 31, 2019. JHN has been broadcasting on KSCI (CH 18.1), however, due to viewer’s demands, JHN has decided to share Channel 44.1 (KXLA) with other broadcaster...
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USC Pacific Asia Museum “Tsuruya Kōkei: Modern Kabuki Prints Revised & Revisited” Feb. 8 – July 14

Celebrating the 30th anniversary of this contemporary artist’s first solo show—held at the USC Pacific Asia Museum in spring 1989—it displays 77 prints by this artist widely celebrated as one of Japan’s leading contemporary print artists. The British Museum lauded Kōkei for producing Japan’s “most notable Kabuki prints” in the post-war era. Known for...
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Japanese American National Museum “Gambatte! Legacy of an Enduring Spirit” thru April 28

Now on View at the Japanese American National Museum www.janm.org Kaiju vs Heroes: Mark Nagata’s Journey through the World of Japanese Toys Through July 7, 2019 In California in the 1970s, Mark Nagata was living an all-American childhood when an aunt and uncle serving on a US military base in Japan sent him a...
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