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Godzilla-Thon, 6-film marathon of Godzilla, at Egyptian Theatre, Hollywood, May 25, 1:00PM

Forwarded for American Cinematheque GODZILLA-THON Co-presented by Beyond Fest 6-Film Marathon (8 hours 27 min)! More than 60 years after a nuclear explosion roused him from the depths of the ocean, GODZILLA still reigns asking of the many kaiju (“strange creature”) films from Japan. Join us for a full day with the giant reptilian monster with rare 35mm...
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YouTube / Shige talks about the May 2019 issue of Cultural News

Cultural News editor Shige Higashi talks about the May 2019 issue on YouTube video. Cultural News seeks 1,000 subscribers Let us help to grow our subscriptions to 1,000 Visit http://www.culturalnews.com/subscription
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May 2019 issue of Cultural News on sale now

Cultural News 2019 May Issue on sale now Table of Contents: the May 2019 Issue: Cultural News Manzanar National Historic Site is open daily Mamada Butterfly sings in Japanese Japan Foundation to present a major art exhibition from Haniwa to contemporary art in Washington DC and Los Angeles Japan Foundation Traveling Exhibition: Manga Hokusai...
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UC Berkeley Professor to Join Conversation on Literature of a Changing Little Tokyo, May 14, 7:30PM

Andrew Leong Translated Writings of 1920s Rafu Shimpo Serialist Shoson Nagahara UC Berkeley Professor Andrew Leong, the translator of 1920s Issei writer Shoson Nagahara, will join former L.A. Times reporter Lynell George and poet Amy Uyematsu in a conversation about a changing Little Tokyo. Part of the Bull & Puppy book series hosted by...
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KCET television to premiere “Masters of Modern Design: The Art of the Japanese American Experience” May 15 at 9:00PM

KCET, a producer of award-winning and diverse original content for public media, announces the return of the KCET Original Emmy award-winning arts and culture series ARTBOUND. The tenth season of the series examines the lives, works and creative processes of arts and culture innovators making an impact in Southern California and beyond. KCET in...
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Community cleanup event “Little Tokyo Sparkle/Nancy Kikuchi Volunteer Day” May 18, 9:00AM – 12:30PM

Little Tokyo Sparkle/Nancy Kikuchi Volunteer Day, a community cleanup, will be held on Saturday, May 18, from 9 am to 12:30 pm on the streets of Little Tokyo. Volunteers will pick up trash, remove graffiti and sweep sidewalks as part of an effort to clean up Little Tokyo and continue the process of building...
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Van Nuys’ Japanese Garden to present Japanese dance shows and bonsai exhibition, May 19, 10:00AM – 4:00PM

Japanese Garden in Van Nuys A Celebration of Japanese Arts Join the Japanese Garden as we celebrate the Art of Japanese Dance and Bonsai. Genchi Minyo Kikuta Kai and Classical Japanese Dance Group will demonstrate a variety of classical and contemporary Japanese dances in traditional dress. Sansui Kai of Southern California will demonstrate the...
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Okinawa Association of America to present biennial concert of Ryukyu Island spirits at Armstrong Theatre in Torrance, May 19. 2:00PM

Let’s sing and dance! Okinawan concert in Torrance On Sunday, May 19, 2:00 p.m., the Okinawa Association of America (OAA) will bring the sights, sounds, and spirit of the Ryūkyū Islands to the James R. Armstrong Theatre in Torrance, CA. Titled “Utayabira, Wuduyabira” – which means “let’s sing, let’s dance” in Uchinaaguchi (the native...
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Japan Foundation Traveling Exhibition “Manga Hokusai Manga” May 2 – Aug. 3

Japan Foundation Traveling Exhibition Manga Hokusai Manga: Approaching the Master’s Compendium from the Perspective of Contemporary Comics Thursday, May 2 –  Saturday, August 3, 2019 Hours:  Mon-Fri: 10am – 7pm, Sat: Noon-5pm Closed on Sundays & Holidays (Memorial Day: May 27 & 28, Independence Day: July 4 – 6) Venue: The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles, 5700...
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