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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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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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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Oscar-nominated film “Shoplifters” screening with director Hirokazu Kore-eda in person at Aero Theatre, Santa Monica, Feb. 3 at 7:30PM

American Cinematheque presents “Shoplifters” screening on Sunday, Feb. 3 at 7:30 pm at Aero Theatre in Santa Monica. In the Oscar-nominated “Shoplifters,” Osamu Shibata, patriarch of a loving, if larcenous, family living on the margins of Tokyo, takes in a neglected 5-year old – but the girl’s arrival brings unforeseen consequences. In Japanese with English subtitles. Discussion following with director Hirokazu Kore-eda.  For tickets, visit the following URL: http://www.americancinemathequecalendar.com/content/shoplifters-1  
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Protected: 2019 / Kabuki music in Los Angeles – Yamatogaku master and Hayashi master featured at Torrance concert, Feb. 2

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Protected: 2019 / Japan Foundation to host ikebana master’s photo exhibition NOUVUS PLANTS, Jan. 10 – Feb. 2

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Protected: 2019 / Nishiyamato Academy to present “Japanese Cultural Fair” in Lomita, Feb. 2

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2019 Imagine Little Tokyo short story contest accepting submissions

The Little Tokyo Historical Society seeks fictional short stories for its sixth annual Imagine Little Tokyo short story contest in the categories of English language, Japanese language and youth (18 and younger). The deadline is January 31, 2019. The purpose of the contest is to raise awareness of Little Tokyo through a creative story that takes place in Little Tokyo. The story has to be fictional and set in a current, past or future Little Tokyo in the City of Los Angeles, California. The short story committee will be specifically looking for stories that capture the spirit and sense...
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