What is “Reiwa” ? Who is Shakuhachi maker in Los Angeles? Find answers at Cultural News 2019 April Issue

  Cultural News 2019 April Issueon sale now What is “Reiwa”? Who is Shakuhachi maker in Los Angeles? Find  answers at Cultural News 2019 April issue. Contents of the Cultural News 2019 April issue: New Japan ear to be called “Reiwa,” or beautiful harmony. Obituary: Mme. Sosei Shizuye Matsumoto, 103, spread Japanese tea ceremony in U.S. for seven decades. Los Angeles: 5 noteworthy women to be honored in Japanese American community. Shawn Schroeder: Shakuhachi maker in Los Angeles. Hinamatsuri at Detroit Institute of Arts. USC Pacific Asia Museum exhibition – Tsuruya Kokei: Modern Kabuki Prints Revised & Revised. Japan...
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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 box filled with some of that country’s most popular toys. They were kaiju and heroes, and these gifts inspired him to zealously collect vintage Japanese vinyl toys over the course of his entire life. Kaiju translates to “strange creature” in English but has come to...
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Los Angeles Charity Concert for Japan’s Disaster, April 28 at 3:00PM in Torrance

Send Love to Japan Tulips in Harmony Charity Concert  Series No.9 Sunday, April 28, 2019 Donation Booths Door open 2pm Concert  3pm Bread of Life Church 2780 Lomita Blvd. Torrance, CA 90505 Ticket: Adult $20 / Student $15 www.facebook.com/tulipsinharmony Tickets & Donations : PayPal, Zelle, Venmo tulipsinharmonyinc@gmail.com あの日をわすれない そして明日へ ~Memorial after Tsunami Music from Classic, Jazz & Folk tunes   Program: Musicians and Music List Old and New Music with Traditional Instruments *Ryoji (African Marimba, Guitar) & Tulips in Harmony Young Stars, Haruhiko Yoshida (Drums), Yuki Yasuda (Koto), Naomi Ozawa (Flute) Kokiriko bushi and others (10min) African Folk Tunes...
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Educational center on valor of Japanese American veterans presenting “Defining Courage” exhibition

Go For Broke Defining Courage

Go For Broke National Education Center 355 East First Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 Defining Courage Exhibition www.goforbroke.org In May 2016, the Go For Broke National Education Center opened the interpretive exhibition to the public. The interpretive Defining Courage Exhibition is a hands-on and participatory learning center in the heart of Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo historic district. The exhibition explores the concept of courage through the lives of the young Japanese Americans of World War II, and asks modern visitors to act with similar courage in their own lives. The exhibition is one-of-a-kind in its dynamic, hands-on, and experience-based...
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Textile dye art class by Setsuko Hayashi in Little Tokyo, every Wednesday, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Textile dye art class is held every Wednesday, 10 am – 2 pm, at St. Francis Xavier Church Japanese Catholic Center, 222 South Hewitt Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012. For information, email info@culturalnews.com or call (213) 819-4100. Chiba Prefecture- born Setsuko Hayashi graduated from Joshibi University of Art and Design in Tokyo in design major in 1953. Meeting with fashion designer and cultural advocator Sueko Otsuka changed Hyashi’s life. From 1954 to 1973, Hayashi was a chief instructor of the textile dyeing course at Sueko Otsuka’s institutions, Otsuka Sueko Kimono Gakuin and Otsuka Textile Design Institute in Tokyo. Hayashi’s...
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Little Tokyo Rotary Club to offer scholarships: Deadline set for May 31

The Little Tokyo Foundation, a part of the Rotary Club of Little Tokyo, is offering $1,000 scholarships to the youth. This new scholarship is for those who have overcome adversity and are making significant accomplishments or contributions in one of the four areas: academics, sports, culture or volunteer service. This is to recognize and award the courageous effort by the youth to overcome physical or psychological challenges, serious sickness, or loss of parent(s). The applicants must be 16-24 years old and live in the Los Angeles area.  The Rotary family members are not eligible.  Upon application review and face-to-face...
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Annual All-USA high school Japanese speech contest at UC Irvine, May 25, 12:30PM

The 16th Annual All-USA High School Japanese Speech Contest May 25, 2019, 12:30 PM Humanities Gateway (HG) University of California, Irvine  
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Makoto Taiko’s 20th anniversary concert at Arcadia Performing Arts Center, June 8 & 9

Makoto Taiko’s 20th Anniversary Concert  Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 7:00 pm Sunday, June 9, 2019 at 3:00 pm . Arcadia Performing Arts Center 188 Campus  Drive, Arcadia, CA 91007 Tickets: $15, $25, & $40 20% Early Bird Discount through 4/1/19 Use discount code OFF20 Purchase tickets at www.makototaiko.org
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Celebrating 150 years of Japanese-American heritage, art, and cuisine, “Wakamatsu Fest 150” set for June 6-9, 2019

Save the Date! 4 days – June 6th through 9th – 2019 Wakamatsu Fest 150 Celebrating 150 years of Japanese-American heritage, art, and cuisine Wakamatsu Farm Historic site of the 1st Japanese colony in USA 941 Cold Spring Road, Placerville, CA 95667 Featuring food, agriculture, performing and studio arts, music, dance, history, and merchandise unique to Japanese and Japanese-American culture Currently seeking event sponsors and volunteer service commitments web: www.ARConservancy.org/wakafest150 email: wakamatsu@ARConservancy.org phone: 530-621-1224 post: P.O. Box 562, Coloma, CA 95613
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Sacrament 2019: Crocker Art Museum to present “Chiura Obata: An American Modern” June 23 – Sept. 29, 2019

Crocker Art Museum 216 O Street Sacrament, CA 95814
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