2018 / Japanese American National Museum Screening: Resistance at Tule Lake, Feb. 10

Poster Resistance at Tule Lake

Japanese American National Museum Film Screening and Discussion Resistance at Tule Lake Saturday, February 10 at 2:00 p.m. This new documentary from director/producer Konrad Aderer tells the long-suppressed story of 12,000 Japanese Americans who dared to resist the US government’s program of mass incarceration during World War II. Branded as “disloyals” and re-imprisoned at Tule Lake Segregation Center, they continued to protest in the face of militarized violence, and thousands renounced their US citizenship. Giving voice to experiences that have been marginalized for over 70 years, the film challenges the nationalist, one-sided ideal of wartime “loyalty.” Panel with the...
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2018 / Japan Foundation Art Exhibition: Nobuo Anzai “Migrating Dreamscape” Jan. 11 – Feb. 06

Japan Foundation Los Angeles 5700 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90036 Art Exhibition Nobuo Anzai “Migrating Dreamscape” Jan. 11 – Feb. 06, 2018 Meet the Artist Opening Reception Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, 5 – 8 pm https://www.jflalc.org/ac-exhibit19  
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2018 / LACMA: “Atmosphere in Japanese Painting” Sept. 15, 2017 – Feb. 04

LCMA’s Japanese Pavilion will be closed after Feb. 4 for the LACMA’s construction project. The Japanese Pavilion will be open at the end of 2023. Los Angeles County Museum of Art Atmosphere in Japanese Painting Pavilion for Japanese Art September 15, 2017 – February 4, 2017 Atmosphere in Japanese Painting, presenting a span of techniques for evoking atmosphere, features the artist Yoshio Ikezaki (Japan, active United States, born 1953), who makes his own paper and sumi, which he applies with his ki (氣), energy, to reveal the natural forces within the elements of water and air impelled by the...
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2018 / LACMA: “Polished to Perfection: Japanese Cloisonné from Gerber Collection” May 28, 2017 – Feb. 04

LACMA’s Japanese Pavilion will be closed after Feb.4 for the LACMA’s construction project. The Japanese Pavilion will be open at the end of 2023. Los Angeles County Museum of Art Polished to Perfection: Japanese Cloisonné from the Collection of Donald K. Gerber and Sueann E. Sherry Pavilion for Japanese Art May 28, 2017–February 4, 2018 The 1830s marked the beginning of a renaissance in Japanese cloisonné production. Though small objects incorporating enamels were produced in Japan prior to the 19th century, a new generation of artisans developed techniques that enabled the creation of three-dimensional vessels, greater flexibility in surface...
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2018 / Little Tokyo: 20th annual “Shikishi” exhibition at JACCC, Jan. 07 – Feb. 04

Shikishi Exhibition 2018

The Japanese American Cultural Community Center in Los Angeles invites all of the diverse voices in the community to participate in the 2018 Hatsu- Zora (First Sky) –theme- Shikishi board exhibition from Jan. 07 – Feb. 04. Opening on Jan. 7, 2018, the Year of Dog, JACCC will celebrate its 20th  Annual Shikishi Exhibition at Doizaki Gallery in the JACCC building, Little Tokyo, Downtown Los Angeles. The deadline to submit all Shikishi work is Monday, Dec. 18, 2017. The fee to participate this year is $10/ shikishi. Checks can be made payable to JACCC. Finished shikishi, artists information and...
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2018 / Ohio & Michigan: Public invited to “Japan-U.S. Relations in the Changing World: North Korea, China, and America First” Lecture on Jan. 31, Feb. 2

Announcement by the Consulate-General of Japan in Detroit Doshisha University Professor Naoyuki Agawa to speak at Ohio State University on January 31 WHAT: The Institute for Japanese Studies Lecture Series, supported by a U.S. Department of Education Title VI grant to The Ohio State University East Asian Studies Center, and Consulate General of Japan in Detroit, presents a lecture by Naoyuki Agawa of Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan. WHEN:  5:00-5:45 p.m. lecture followed by 6:15-7:00 p.m. reception, Wednesday, Jan. 31, free and open to the public WHERE:  Ohio State University, Page Hall, 020  (1810 College Rd, Columbus, OH 43210) TOPIC:...
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2018 / Little Tokyo short story contest accepting entries until Jan. 31

The Little Tokyo Historical Society seeks fictional short stories for “Imagine Little Tokyo” contest. Entries for the English language, Japanese language and English -youth (18 and younger) categories are due Jan. 31. The story has to be fictional and set in a current, past or future Little Tokyo in Los Angeles. Each category winner will win $500 in cash and have their short story published in The Rafu Shimpo and on the Discover Nikkei Website. A public award ceremony and reading of the winning stories will take place in the spring of 2018. For more information, visit the Little...
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2018 / LA Artcore Exhibit: “Kio Griffith” Jan. 03 – Jan. 28

Kio Groffith

LA Artcore 120 Judge Aiso Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 www.laartcore.org “Kio Griffith” January 3 – 28, 2018 Reception: Sunday, January 7, 1 – 5pm
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2018 / Jazz: Yu Ooka and Yvette Nii Duo, Jan. 27 in Gardena

Yu Ooka and Yvette Nii Duo Concert Wine & Tapas “Can-Zo” 18212 South Western Ave, Gardena, CA 90248 Saturday, January 27, at 7:00pm $15 music charge https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3225804
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2018 / Japan Film Festival Los Angeles: Fundraising concert with “L-Duo” Jan. 27

Forwarded for Japan Film Festival Los Angeles 2018 L-Duo Live at Chanoma House 305 Indiana Street, El Segundo, CA 90245 Saturday, January 27, 7:00PM $20 Advance, $25 at Door $10 Oyster Bar with a drink (optional) Reserve your tickets at ticketbud.com. The JFFLA is hosting a fundraising concert with L-Duo from Japan and a special guest Jim Kimo West, the guitar player of Weird Al Yankovic. L-duo is a band based in Tokyo, Japan.  Masanori Narikawa (guitar) and Shouji Haruna (sax, flute) are both acclaimed studio musicians and they have been playing together since their first performance together at...
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2018 / Contemporary Art: Yayoi Kusama related performance series – Gifts of the Spirit – at Vibiana, Jan. 25

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 thebroad.org/programs 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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2018 / Japan Foundation Free Screening: “Her Love Boils Bathwater” Jan. 24 at 7:00PM

The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles 5700 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90036 Free screening Reservation is not required Wednesday, January 24, 7:00PM Selected as the Japanese Entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 90th Academy Awards “Her Love Boils Bathwater” (2016) Directed by Ryota Nakano https://www.jflalc.org/ac-japanema-012418 Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1DsyAlkWbc  
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