Protected: 2018 / George Takei’s Broadway musical ‘Allegiance’ returns to U.S. cinemas, Dec. 11

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Anime Film – Mamoru Hosoda’s “Mirai” playing at Laemmle Glendale Theater, thru Dec. 6

Anime Film “Mirai” Directed by Mamoru Hosoda Runtime: 115 min Language: English dubbing Laemmle Glendale Theater: 1:20 pm, 4:10pm, 7:00pm Nov. 30 – Dec. 6, 2018 https://www.laemmle.com/theaters/26  
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Anime Film – “Haikara san: Part 2” screening in Orange County, Dec. 7, 8, 9, 10

Anime Film Screening “Haikara-San: Here Comes Miss Modern Part 2” Anaheim – Starlight Cinema City, Dec. 7, 8, 9, 10 Corona – Starlight Dos Lagos 15, Dec. 7, 8, 9, 10 Costa Mesa – Starlight Triangle Square, Dec. 7, 8, 9 Whitter – Starlight Whitter, Dec. 7, 8, 9 https://www.elevenarts.net/animedistrbution/haikara-san-here-comes-miss-modern-part-2  
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Japan Foundation Public Screening “Mom Thnk I’m Crazy to Marry a Japanese Guy” at Taiwan Academy in Westwood, Dec. 8 at 2:00PM

Japan Foundation Los Angeles presents screening of “Mom Think I’m Crazy to marry a Japanese Guy” (Japanese-Taiwan co-production film, directed by Akihisa Yachida) at Taiwan Academy in Los Angeles, 1137 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024.
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LACMA Japanese Art Lecture: Art history scholar to tell global history of the Japanese folding fan, Dec. 9, 3:30PM

Forwarding for Los Angeles County Museum The Thirty-first Annual Michele and Peter Berton Memorial Lecture on Japanese Art Sunday, December 9, 3:30 pm Free and open to the public LACMA, Brown Auditorium 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles Join Kristopher W. Kersey, assistant professor in the Department of Art History at the University of California, Los Angeles for a talk exploring the global history of the Japanese folding fan. The Japanese Folding Fan in the Hands of Modernity The folding fan has long been an icon of Japan in the Western imagination. This is not surprising when one considers that...
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Huntington Library: Japanese Teahouse Tour, Dec. 10, 11:30AM – 3:30PM

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Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens Public Programs and Event Japanese Teahouse Tours Dec. 10 (Monday) 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Learn about the history of the Japanese Garden’s ceremonial teahouse and the traditions behind its use. Informal tours are offered at 20-minute intervals on the second Monday of every month. No reservations required. General admission. Japanese Garden Viewing Stones Show Dec. 26-30 (Wednesday-Sunday) 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The California Aiseki Kai presents its 29th annual show featuring outstanding examples of suiseki and other viewing stones. Practiced in Asia for centuries and gaining popularity around the world, the art of viewing...
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Terasaki Nibei Lecture: By Dwight Hwang, “Gyotaku” Dec. 11, 7:00PM

The Terasaki NIbei Foundation 11570 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064 www.nibei.org (310) 479-6101 ext 134   Lectures are free December 11, 2018 (Tuesday) Gyotaku (漁拓) Dwight Hwang November 20, 2018 (Tuesday) Japanese American Cultural & Community Center Daren Mooko, Interim President Allison De La Cruz November 6, 2018 (Tuesday) Art of Japanese Calligraphy Kuniharu Yoshida, Artist
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Smithsonian’s Arthur Sackler Gallery exhibiting “Japan Modern: Photography from the Gloria Katz and Willard Huyck Collection” ongoing

Japan Modern: Photography from the Gloria Katz and Willard Huyck Collection September 29, 2018–January 24, 2019 Gallery 24 Arthur M. Sackler Gallery 1050 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC Celebrating the Freer-Sackler’s recent acquisition of a major Japanese photography collection, this exhibition features a selection of works by groundbreaking twentieth-century photographers. Whether capturing evocative landscapes or the gritty realities of postwar Japan, this presentation focuses on Japanese artists’ search for a sense of place in a rapidly changing country. The images highlight destinations both rural and urban, in styles ranging from powerful social documentary to intensely personal. A selection of...
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Smithsonian’s Arthur Sackler Gallery exhibiting “Japan Modern: Prints in the Age of Photography” ongoing

Japan Modern: Prints in the Age of Photography September 29, 2018 – January 24, 2019 Arthur M. Sackler Gallery 1050 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC When photography arrived in Japan in the mid-nineteenth century, traditional woodblock printmakers were forced to adapt their craft to keep pace with the new medium. In the decades that followed, major upheavals—a new system of government, a devastating earthquake, and the onset of world war—continued to influence Japanese prints. This exhibition explores Japanese artists’ reactions to the challenges of modernity from the late nineteenth to mid-twentieth century. It first examines the collapse of the...
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LA Art Show (Modern + Contemporary) Jan. 23-27, 2019

LA Convention Center, West Hall LAARTSHOW.COM
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Isamu Noguchi Sculpture Exhibition at Portland Museum of Art, Maine, ongoing

Portland Museum of Art, Maine Beyond the Pedestal: Isamu Noguchi and the Borders of Sculpture Oct. 5, 2018 – Jan. 06, 2019
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Japan submits Kore-eda’s “Shoplifters” for 2018 Foreign Language Film competition of the 91st Academy Award

87 COUNTRIES IN COMPETITION FOR 2018 FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM OSCAR® LOS ANGELES, CA – Eighty-seven countries have submitted films for consideration in the Foreign Language Film category for the 91st Academy Awards®.  Malawi and Niger are first-time entrants. The 2018 submissions are: Afghanistan, “Rona Azim’s Mother,” Jamshid Mahmoudi, director; Algeria, “Until the End of Time,” Yasmine Chouikh, director; Argentina, “El Ángel,” Luis Ortega, director; Armenia, “Spitak,” Alexander Kott, director; Australia, “Jirga,” Benjamin Gilmour, director; Austria, “The Waldheim Waltz,” Ruth Beckermann, director; Bangladesh, “No Bed of Roses,” Mostofa Sarwar Farooki, director; Belarus, “Crystal Swan,” Darya Zhuk, director; Belgium, “Girl,” Lukas...
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