Japanese American National Museum – Book Talk with Rev. Duncan Ryuken Williams about “American Sutra” Feb. 23, 2:00-4:00PM

Japanese American National Museum 100 N Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012 www.janm.org Author Discussion – American Sutra: A Story of Faith and Freedom in the Second World War Saturday February 23, 2:00 – 4:00 PM Duncan Ryuken Williams, a Soto Zen Buddhist priest and Director of the USC Shinso Ito Center for Japanese Religions and Culture, will speak about his new book, American Sutra: A Story of Faith and Freedom During the Second World War (Harvard University Press, February 2019), about the Japanese American Buddhist experience in the WWII incarceration camps. Williams will explore questions of faith, identity, and...
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Book Talk by Duncan Williams – “American Sutra” depicting the Japanese American Buddhists experience in the WWII incarceration camps at USC campus, Feb. 26, 6:00 – 8:15PM

University of Southern California American Sutra: Talk by Duncan Williams in Conversation with Varun Soni Tuesday, February 26, 2019,  6:00PM – 8:15PM The Fishbowl, University of Southern California RSVP Duncan Williams will speak about his new book American Sutra: A Story of Faith and Freedom During the Second World War (Harvard University Press, Feb. 2019) on the Japanese American Buddhist experience in the WWII incarceration camps. He will explore questions of faith, identity and resilience in the face of dislocation, loss and uncertainty. Following his presentation, Williams will be in conversation with USC Dean of Religious Life and Vice-Provost, Varun...
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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 his bold, even disturbing, portraits of Japan’s leading actors in a dynamic theatrical form, Kōkei responds to the idiosyncratic late-18th century kabuki prints by the great Sharaku. A master in his own right, Kōkei captures the intense color, movement and emotion of kabuki. Yet Kōkei...
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Silk dye workshops by Shibori artist Setsuko Hayashi at LA ArtCore in Little Tokyo, March 9, 10, 1-3PM

Hayashi Spring Silk Dye Workshop Saturday & Sunday, March 9, 10, 1-3pm Instructor: Setsuko Hayshi LA ArtCore / Union Center for the Arts 120 Judge John Aiso Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 Cost: $30 per person including silk scarf To RSVP, Call (213) 617-3274  max capacity: 15 persons
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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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Protected: 2019 / Disney Concert Hall – Kodo: Evolution, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 8:00PM

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USC Lecture — “Private Connoisseurs, Public Collections: A West Coast Perspective on Collecting Japanese Prints in the U.S.” Feb. 7, 4:00 – 5:30PM

University of Southern California Pacific Asia Museum Private Connoisseurs, Public Collections: A West Coast Perspective on Collecting Japanese Prints in the U.S. Thursday, February 7 at 4:00pm to 5:30pm Montgomery Ross Fisher Building (MRF), 340 669 West 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90089 A Talk by Dr. Jeannie Kenmotsu, Assistant Curator of Japanese Art at Portland Art Museum Japanese woodblock prints were met with an enthusiastic audience in the United States in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries. However, our current understanding of early print collecting has been filtered largely through the prism of specific private collectors based on the east coast....
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Santa Barbara Museum of Art “Paths of Gold: Landscape and Narrative paintings from the Collection” thru Feb. 10

Santa Barbara Museum of Art Paths of Gold: Japanese Landscape and Narrative paintings from the Collection November 10, 2018  – February 10, 2019 The malleable interior of traditional Japanese houses could be redecorated to suit particular purposes — at times adorning with glistening screens and objects of color and gold. This exhibition explores the aesthetics of these public and private interiors by featuring folding screens, scrolls, and examples of lacquerware. https://www.sbma.net/exhibitions/pathsofgold
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Segerstrom Concert Hall in Orange County – Kodo: Evolution, Feb. 10, 7:00PM

Segerstrom Center for the Art presents Kodo’s One Earth Tour: Evolution Sunday, February 10, 7:00PM Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall Tickets start at $28 https://www.scfta.org/events/2019/kodos-one-earth-tour-evolution Part of the Eclectic Orange Series, sponsored by Judith and Howard Jelinek Kodo’s One Earth Tour: Evolution Part one Kei Kei, Composed by Yuta Sumiyoshi, 2012 Phobos, Composed by Kenta Nakagome 2009 Mute, Composed by Yosuke Oda 2013 Kusawake, Composed by Yuta Sumiyoshi 2013 O-daiko, Traditional, arranged by Kodo Monochrome, Composed by Maki Ishii, 1977 Part two Color, Composed by Masayuki Sakamoto, 2009 Ake no Myojo, Composed by Yosuke Oda, 2012 Yuyami, Composed...
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Free screening “Rebel With A Cause: The Life of Aiko Herzig Yoshinaga” at Warner Grand Theatre, March 17 at 1:00PM

LA  Harbor International Film Festival presents Rebel With A Cause: The Life Of Aiko Herzig Yoshinaga screening at Warner Grand Theatre, 478 West 6th Street in  historic downtown San Pedro, CA 90731, on March 17 at 1:00 p.m. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. Admission Free – Donations Accepted. U.S.A., Idli Ramen Productions, 2016, 88 min., Directed by Janice D. Tanaka The filmmaker and others will be present for conversation and Q&A after screening. Synopsis: The feature documentary film reveals the story of Aiko Herzig Yoshinaga’s role in the effort to gain retribution for unlawful imprisonment and confiscation of property...
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Japanese American National Museum – “Gambatte! Legacy of an Enduring Spirit” Photo exhibition depicts triumph over adversity, ongoing

View: Nov. 17, 2018 – April 28, 2019 Gambatte! Legacy of an Enduring Spirit, going on view at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles on Nov. 17, presents large-format contemporary photos taken by Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Paul Kitagaki Jr. next to images shot 75 years ago by such noted photographers as Dorothea Lange, Ansel Adams, and others. Each pairing features the same individuals or their direct descendants as the subject matter and brings to light the stories of Japanese Americans who were forcibly incarcerated during World War II. Inspired by the Japanese concept of gambatte — to...
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Kore-eda’s “Shoplifters” nominated for Best Foreign Language Film competition of 91st Oscar Awards

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Jan 22, five nominees for Best Foreign Language Film of the Year competition of the 91st Oscar Awards. The five nominated films, listed in alphabetical order by country, are: Germany, “Never Look Away” Japan, “Shoplifters” Lebanon, “Capernaum” Mexico, “Roma” Poland, “Cold War” The 91st Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 24, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, and will be televised live by the ABC Television Network.  The Oscars also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide. +...
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