Contemporary Art: Yayoi Kusama related film series at The Broad, selected Thursdays and Saturdays

Kusama Film Screening Thursday, October 26, 2017, 12:00 p.m. to Saturday, December 30, 2017, 8:00 p.m. Included with museum admission The Broad, Oculus Hall In conjunction with Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors, The Broad will present a screening of short films capturing several of the artist’s iconic 1960s performances, as well as more recent short films of Kusama singing, performing and reciting poems on multiple dates throughout the course of the exhibition. Included in these programs is Kusama’s Self-Obliteration, 1967, a film (22 min. 30 sec.) that relates themes of nature and sexuality to the artist’s concept of “self-obliteration.” The...
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Contemporary Art: Yayoi Kusama related performance series – Gifts of the Spirit – at Vibiana, Jan. 25, 2018, 7–9PM

The Broad’s Yayoi Kusama exhibition related Performance Gifts of the Spirit: Prophecy, Automatism and Discernment January 25, 2018, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Location: Vibiana, 241 South Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 Tickets: $25 on sale, Nov. 15, 2017 at The Broad “Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors” opening Oct. 21 Yayoi Kusama related film series at The Broad, selected Thursdays and Saturdays Yayoi Kusama related performance series – Joshua Light Show – at The Broad, Nov. 2-4, 8-11PM + Go to Top of Latest News
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Textile dye art class by Setsuko Hayashi, every Wednesday in Little Tokyo, 10am – 2 pm

Setsuko Hayashi

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 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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2017 / Japan Foundation Lecture: Deities in Japanese Arts – Session 3: Bodhisattvas, Nov. 14

The Japan Foundation Los Angeles presents Special Lecture Series “Deities in Japanese Art / Session 3: Bodhisattvas” in collaboration with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art on Tuesday, November 14, 7:00 pm at the Japan Foundation, Los Angeles, 5700 Wilshire Blvd., Suite100, Los Angeles, CA 90036. Street parking is available near JFLA. Click here for parking info. Admission Free, RSVP Required Rather than a purely academic approach to Japanese religious art, the purpose of this lecture series is to help participants’ locate visual clues by which the deities can be identified and differentiated. The figures will be contextualized within...
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2017 / Little Tokyo: “Kocarina” special concert at Union Church of Los Angeles, Nov. 14


Kocarina Special Concert Door-open at 5:30pm, Concert at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 14, 2017 Suggested donation: $20 Supported by Love to Nippon Project Union Church of Los Angeles in Little Tokyo presents the Kocarina Special Concert to commemorate the centennial anniversary of its church. Union Church of Los Angeles 401 East 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013 Contact: Ms. Miyuki Namiki at (213) 629-3876 In 1995, Mr. Kurotaro Kurosaka brough back a wooden instrument from Hungry. He had Japanese woodworker improve the musical instrument into a high-precision musical instrument. In 1998 when Winter Olympic Games were held in...
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20 participants enjoy “Delicious Little Tokyo” at sushi-making workshop

Mamoru Hanamure Mitsuru Sushi & Grill

“Delicious Little Tokyo: A weekend of Culinary Experiences in the Heart of L.A.” was presented by Little Tokyo Community Council from July 21-23. As part of the “Delicious” marketing campaign, Mitsuru Sushi & Grill on 2nd Street hosted a sushi-making workshop with 20 participants on Saturday, July 22 from 2:00 – 3:00 pm The most participants were young women, very enthusiastic to learn tip of making sushi, and enjoy to eat their own hand-roll sushi. Over a sushi bar, owner chef Mamoru Hanamure of Mitsuru restaurant explained how to make hand-rolling of: classic California Roll, Spicy Tuna Roll, Salmon...
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Little Tokyo: Nearest Parking Lot to Mitsuru Sushi & Grill: Aiso Street Parking

Little Tokyo Aiso Parking Lot

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Mitsuru Sushi & Grill opens for breakfast at 9:00 am on weekdays and 8:00 am on weekends

Meet in Little Tokyo / Mitsuru Sushi & Grill opens for breakfast at 9:00 am on weekdays and 8:00 am on weekends Mitsuru Sushi & Grill has been a fixture in Little Tokyo for 40 years. Mitsuru Sushi & Grill 316 East 1st Street, Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, CA 90012 (213) 626-4046 Nearest parking: Aiso Street Parking (Underground) at First and Aiso Streets. Breakfast Menu Gaches (a Little Tokyo Favorite for breakfast!) – Served with toast & hash browns or rice – Your choice of meat scrambled with eggs & vegetables Bacon or Sausage … 8.50 Spam or Hamburger...
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Go For Broke: “Defining Courage” ongoing

Go For Broke Defining Courage

Go For Broke National Education Center 355 East First Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 Defining Courage Exhibition 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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Japanese American National Museum “Special Display: Sadako’s Crane” ongoing

Japanese American National Museum Special Display  Sadako’s Crane The crane is currently on display in JANM’s Hirasaki National Resource Center and viewable as part of admission to the museum. Please check the HNRC page for its hours. Born in Hiroshima, Japan, Sadako Sasaki was two years old when the atomic bomb was dropped on the city. When she was twelve, she contracted leukemia and was hospitalized. One of her roommates at the hospital told her about the Japanese belief that anyone who folds one thousand cranes would be granted a wish, so Sadako began folding cranes with the hope...
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Terasaki Budokan: Groundbreaking ceremony for $25 million community sports facility project

Terasaki Budokan 2017 Icon

The groundbreaking ceremony of a $25 million-project to build community sports facility in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, was held by Little Tokyo Service Center in the morning of August 3, 2017. The sports facility was named Terasaki Budokan in honor late Dr. Paul I Terasaki because his family foundation provided a critical lift to the fundraising efforts. 38,000 square foot gymnasium will include: two indoor basketball courts, martial arts tournament space, community room, garden view terrace, garden & special event space, community garden, children’s play area, and underground parking. Taiko drumming and a ceremonial Aikido performance kicked off the...
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FDR Presidential Library in New York exhibiting WW II Japanese American concentration camp photos through 2017

Eleanor Roosevelt at Gila River camp

Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum Images of Internment: the Incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II 4079 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park, New York 12538 Feb. 19, 2017 – Dec. 31, 2017 On February 19, 2017 — the 75th anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066 — the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in Hyde Park, New York opened a new photographic exhibition entitled, Images of Internment: The Incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II, with over 200 photographs including the work of Dorothea Lange and Ansel Adams. The exhibit is on display...
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