2018 / Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden invites the public to fundraiser dinner in support of educational programs, July 21

Forwarded for Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden 270 Arlington Drive, Pasadena, CA 91105 Saturday, July 21, 5:30PM Jennie Cook Creates A Menu Honoring A Fusion of Japanese And Californian Cultures A Fundraiser in Support of the Garden’s Cultural and Educational Programs Saturday, July 21, 2018 5:30 Welcome Drinks and Silent Auction 6:30 Dinner in the Garden $100 per person (valet service included) Dining al fresco is one of the great delights of summertime in Southern California. But rarely can we experience the joy of a delicious dinner with friends in the setting of a Japanese garden....
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2018 / Bon Odori in Venice, Pasadena, Santa Barbara, July 21

Venice Hongwanji, July 21 -22 Pasadena Buddhist Temple, July 21-22 Buddhist Church of Santa Barbara, July 21 Vista Buddhist Temple, July 28-29 West Los Angeles Buddhist Temple, July 28-29 Higashi Honganji Buddhist Temple, July 28-29 Buddhist Temple of San Diego, August 4-5 Las Vegas Buddhist Sanga, August 4 Gardena Buddhist Church, August 11-12
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2018 / Orange County Buddhist Church to sponsor Obon event, July 14, 15

Orange County Buddhist Church 909 S. Dale Ave., Anaheim, CA 92804 (714) 827–9590  www.ocbuddhist.org On the weekend of July 14 – 15, 2018, the Orange County Buddhist Church in Anaheim is sponsoring a festival of outdoor folk dancing. The two-day event, from 2:00 p.m. –  9:00 p.m., will feature a variety of foods, games, boutique and craft items, taiko performance, and white elephant items. The Obon Odori dancing will begin at 7:00 p.m., and the public is invited to join in. Admission is free and open to the public. Free parking and shuttle service from Magnolia High School on...
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2018 / Obon Dance Festival at Oxnard Buddhist Temple, July 14

Oxnard Buddhist Temple 250 South “H” Street, Oxnard, CA 93030 (805) 483-5948 www.oxnardbuddhisttemple.org Obon Dance Festival Saturday, July 14, 2018 1:00 pm – 8:30 pm Bon Odori 6:00 pm & 7:30 pm    
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2018 / Japanese American Cultural and Community Center to host “KOU-DO: Way of Fragrance” workshop, July 14

Workshop KOU–DO: Way of Fragrance Tea Room at Japanese American Cultural & Community Center 244 South San Pedro Street, Los Angeles, California 90012 Saturday, July 14, 2018 Workshop: 1:00 – 3:00 PM Donation is suggested The workshop will be led by Rev. Shinetsu Fukushima from Choko-ji Temple of Soto Zen School in Saitama prefecture, Japan. KOU–DO: Way of Fragrance is the art of appreciating Japanese incense, and involves using incense within the tearoom. One of the three classical Japanese arts of refinement, alongside flower arrangement and tea ceremony, it includes all steps of the tradition, from the tools used...
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2018 / Japan Foundation art exhibition: Gyotaku Fish Prints, June 21 – July 13

The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles 5700 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90036 Street parking Click here for parking info. Art Exhibition Impressions of the Seas: Gyotaku Fish Prints June 21 – July 13, 2018 Japanese gyotaku (literary ‘fish rubbing’) is the unlikely marriage of fish, sumi ink, and washi paper. Once used to record the size of an impressive catch, it has been elevated to a fine art through the efforts of gyotaku masters. “Impressions of the Seas: Gyotaku Fish Prints” by Dwight Hwang features a selection of prints depicting freshwater, coastal and open ocean specimens alongside...
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2018 / Nishi Hongwanji Buddhist Temple to present Obon event, July 7, 8

LA Hompa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple aka Nishi Hongwanji 815 East First Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 Obon July 7 & 8 Saturday, 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm Sunday, 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm Saturday, July 7 Festival * 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm Buddhism 101 (Q & A session in the Hondo) 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Bon Odori 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Bingo 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm Demonstrations Tea Ceremony (Temple Front) 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Outdoor Stage Performances: Welcome: Bessie Tanaka – Temple President 2:50 pm MC: Derek Escano Nishi Development Center Kids 3:00...
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2018 / Little Tokyo: Zenshuji temple to present 60th annual Obon Carnival, July 7, 8

The 60th Zenshuji Obon Carnival – July 7 & 8, 2018, 11:00AM – 8:00PM Obon Service, July 7, 8 at 1:30PM Zenshuji Soto Mission 123 South Hewitt Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 (213) 624-8658    www.zenshuji.org Zenshuji Obon Carnival is coming soon. This is the temple’s biggest fundraiser of the year. Programs will include: Bon Odori, Tea Ceremony, Flower Arrangement Farmer’s Market, Produce/Flowers, Food & Drinks, White Elephant, Raffle & Prizes Children’s Games, Taiko Drumming, Folk Dance & Music, Shorinji Kempo Metro Gold Line: Little Tokyo/Arts District Station Check www.zenshuji.org for updated parking information in Little Tokyo OBON Carnival /...
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2018 / Glendale Downtown Central Library presents exhibit on wartime Japanese incarceration, May 29 – July 8

Glendale Downtown Central Library 222 E Harvard Street, Glendale, CA 91205 ReflectSpace Gallery Accused of No Crime Japanese Incarceration in America May 29 – July 8, 2018 Opening Reception Friday, June 1, 6:30 pm ReflectSpace Gallery at Downtown Central Library presents Accused of No Crime: Japanese Incarceration in America. An exhibition which examines a massive civil rights violation committed in our own backyard by our own government: the “crimeless” imprisonment by the US government of 120,000 men, women, and children of Japanese ancestry during WWII. The artists in Accused of No Crime reflect on the historical context of the...
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2018 / Suihoen Japanese Garden in Van Nuys to host “Tanabata” festival, July 8

Forwarded for the Japanese Garden, Van Nuys “Tanabata” A Japanese Star Festival The Japanese Garden (Suihoen) 6100 Woodley Ave, Van Nuys, CA 91406 Sunday, July 8, 2018 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (Last Gate Admission at 3:15 PM) Join us for a day of fun devoted to wish-making. Tanabata celebrates the meeting of two heavenly lovers, Orihime and Hikoboshi, who only come together once a year and whose meeting grants earthly wishes. Enjoy a host of activities – Kamishibai – Japanese Style Storytelling Tanabata themed art activity – create wishes on colorful paper and tie them onto bamboo branches...
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2018 / From Argentina, singer and song writer Gus Hokama will join the Okinawan cultural event on July 1

Third generation Okinawan descendant Gus Hokama in Argentina will be making his U.S. debut at the cultural event with the title of “Living Treasures of Okinawa: Taro Higa’s Humanism and the Okinawan Gajumaru Tree” on Sunday, July 1, 2018, 2 – 5 p.m. at Ken Nakaoka Community Center in Gardena. The focus of this event will be a bilingual lecture about Taro Higa (1916 – 1985), a decorated US Army Nisei veteran from Hawaii, and driving force of Okinawa rescue efforts after WWII. Like Taro Higa, Gus Hokama is a descendant of Kitanakagusuku Village on Okinawa Island. He will be performing...
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2018 / Okinawan cultural program focusing on humanism of Taro Higa, Nisei veteran from Hawaii, in Gardena, July 1

Living Treasures of Okinawa Taro Higa’s Humanism and the Okinawan Gajumaru Tree Sunday, July1, 2018 2:00PM – 5:00PM Program by Testuro Shimojima Emceed by Tamlyn Tomita Ken Nakaoka Community Center 1670 W 162nd Street, Garden, CA 90247 Donation: $10 + A life of decorated US Army Nisei veteran from Hawaii Taro Higa (1916-1985) will be featured at an Okinawan culture program on Sunday, July 1, 2:00 – 5:00 pm at Ken Nakaoka Community Center, 1670 W. 162nd Street, Gardena, CA 90247. Suggested donation is $10 per person. For information, call Tamiko Uyehara at (213) 680-2499. After serving in 100th...
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