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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2017 / New-designed gigantic Nebuta float to march in Hollywood Christmas Parade for 3.5 miles, Nov. 26

A new-designed gigantic Nebuta float with more than 100 dancers and festival music accompanists will march in the route of 3.5 miles along Hollywood Blvd and Sunset Blvd in Hollywood as part of the 2017 on Sunday, Nov. 26, from 6:00 pm. New gigantic Nebuta float with the theme of the 10th century samura Sakata Kintoki was created by professional Nabuta designer Mr. Hiroo Takenami and his staff of Aomori City in October 2017 at Aomoti Association Building in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles. Free curbside viewing is available along the majority of the route. This will be the third...
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2017 / San Diego: 42nd annual Sumi-e Japanese brush painting exhibition at Balboa Park, Nov. 25, 26

The annual exhibition, which is free to the public, will be held on Saturday and Sunday, November 25th and 26th, 2017. The exhibition will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego, California. Visitors to the exhibition will see Japanese paintings in monochrome ink (suibokuga/sumi-e), paintings using both monochrome ink and color (nihonga and bokusaiga), and hanging scrolls (hakejiku). The spiritual foundation of the monochrome ink painting technique suibokuga (sumi-e) originated in China by Ch’an (Zen) monks. The artistic technique was brought to Japan where the Japanese Zen “artists...
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2017 / Japan Foundation: Free screening “Shin Godzilla” Nov. 22

Japan Foundation Los Angeles Free Japanese Cinema Screening A God Incarnate. A City Doomed. Shin Godzilla   (120mins, 2016) Wednesday, November 22, 7:00PM 5700 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90036 Free Admission, NO RSVP REQUIRED *Short Translation Lecture Before The Show Make way for the ultimate homage to one of the most enduring legends of the big screen—Godzilla! The King of the Monsters is back in Tokyo for a city-crushing crusade that speaks to the very roots of the world-renowned franchise.
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2107 / Karate: Okinawa Prefecture to send Karate masters to Los Angeles for exchange demonstration, Nov. 21

Okinawa Karate

Karate Performance Exchange in Advance of the 1st Okinawa Karate International Tournament Sponsored by the Okinawa Prefectural Government and the Society for the Advancement of the Traditional Okinawa Karate Tuesday, November 21, 2017 7:00 PM Centenary United Methodist Church 300 South Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90013 Hosted by Matsubayashi Shorin-ryu of Little Tokyo For more information and to reserve: budoish@gmail.com (323) 533-2669 Performers: Mr. Naonobu Ahagon, Chaiman, Hanshi 10 Dan Mr. Meitatsu Yagi, Hanshi 10 Dan, Goju-Ryu Mr.Minoru Nakazato, Hanshi 10 Dan, Shorin-Ryu Mr. Masanari Kikugawa, Hanshi 9 Dan, Goju-Ryu Mr. Harukichi Shimabukuro, Kyoshi 8 Dan, Uechi-Ryu
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2017 / Play: “Little Women” by Velina Hasu Houston / Chromolume Theater, Oct. 27 – Nov. 20

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Playwrights’ Arena presents the world premiere of LITTLE WOMEN by Velina Hasu Houston directed by Jon Lawrence Rivera Inspired by Louisa May Alcott’s novel, it is 1949, Josephine Mayeda and her sisters Meg, Amy, and Beth are emerging in the midst of the history of Japanese Americans who found a place for themselves in Los Angeles African American neighborhoods after WWIIs forced incarceration camps. STARRING: Jeremiah Caleb, Jennifer Chang, Nina Harada, Karen Huie, Rif Hutton, Ken Ivy, Jacqueline Misaye, Ken Narasaki, Rosie Narasaki, Sharon Omi and Peter Pasco PRODUCER: Joan Marie Hurwit DRAMATURG Adrian Centeno SCENIC...
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2017 / Los Angeles: “Words of the Buddha” photo exhibition and Gagaku concert at Nishi Hongwnji Temple, Nov. 18, 19

Photo Exhibition: Words of the Buddha in the Landscape of India Nov. 18 & 19, 2017, Saturday & Sunday LA Hompa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple Kaikan Building 815 East First Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 Admission: FREE May all living beings be happy, secure, and peaceful – the Buddha Exhibition on Nov. 18 & 19 from 9:00am to 4:00pm This exhibition was first presented as part of the commemorative events celebrating 50 years of Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai activities. It was brought together to bring hope, and the will to go on, to those affected by the devastating earthquake and tsunami...
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2017 / Los Angeles: Kimono class and drumming class at tea house in Glendale, Nov. 19

Shoseian Whispering Pine Tea House

Shoseian “Whispering Pine” Tea House Brand Library Park, 1601 West Mountain Street, Glendale, CA 91201 Kimono Class – Sunday, Nov. 19 10am – 12noon  $20 donation Join us as Takako Sasaki gives us a “Kimono Class” where we will see different kimono, learn about Kimono etiquette and traditions associated with the “Coming of Age” ceremony in Japan. You will also  learn how to wear the Kimono, and enjoy a cup of tea. Drumming & the Martial Arts – Sunday, Nov. 19 1pm – 4pm . $20 donation Join local master drummer Gerald Rivers and Guro Michael Belzer as you...
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2017 / Little Tokyo Library: An Afternoon of Japanese and American music by Japan America Chamber Ensemble, Nov. 18

Japan America Chamber Ensemble

An Afternoon of Japanese and American music Japan America Chamber Ensemble with Ark Sano, music director Saturday, November 18, 4:00 – 5:00 pm Little Tokyo Branch Library 203 South Los Angeles Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 www.jacemusic.org www.arksano.com  
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2017 / Cultural News Detroit Edition is available for free

CN Detroit Edition

To coincide the opening of the Japan Gallery at the Detroit Institute of Arts, we publish the November issue of Cultural News as the Detroit Edition. To give the access of Cultural News to people in Detroit and other cities in the U.S., the download link of the Detroit Edition is now open to the public for free of charge. Please click the following: http://www.culturalnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Cultural-News-2017-11-November-P01-08-A-Ver.pdf Cultural News seeks 1,000 volunteer subscribers to support Cultural News publishing project. You are welcome to join us. http://www.culturalnews.com/subscription Shige Higashi, editor and publisher of Cultural News, will visit Detroit from Nov. 1-6 to...
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