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2014 / New classes of Japanese language to start at Japan Foundation, April 19 – June 12

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Japan Foundation JF Nihongo New  Spring term from April 19 – June 12 The Japan Foundation offers unique and exciting language courses, the JF Nihongo (Nihongo=Japanese), which are based on the Japan Foundation’s JF Standard.  These courses focus on how well learners can do things in practical settings. Using materials from Japanese daily life,...
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2014 / Japan Foundation Free Japanese Cinema Screening / “Mistuko Delivers” April 23

Film Mistuko Delivers

Venue: The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles, Auditorium, 5700 Wilshire Blvd. #100, Los Angeles, CA 90036  Admission: Free Reservation is not required.  + “Mistsuko Delivers” 109min, 2011, In Japanese with English subtitles From the director of “The Great Passage,” Yuya Ishii Wednesday, April 23, 7:00 pm About the Movie: Mitsuko (Riisa Naka) is a young...
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2014 / Japan Foundation’s lecture series to feature “Kokeshi” doll, April 17

Kokeshi

JFLA Lecture Series 18  KOKESHI: The Tohoku Artisan Spirit  by Manami Okazaki  Thursday, April 17th, 7:00PM Kokeshi are traditional Japanese dolls from Tohoku region that are made of wood.  Manami Okazaki, a journalist and author based in Japan will talk about Kokeshi and the Tohoku artisan spirit.  In her talk she will cover the various types of Kokeshi, the...
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2014 / Japan Foundation / JAPANEMA / The Hidden Fortress / April 9, 7 PM

The Hidden Fortress

Japan Foundation’s Free Japanese Cinema Screening on Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday Evening JAPANEMA Akira Kurosawa’s Grand-scale Adventure “The Hidden Fortress”  (139mins, 1958)  In Japanese with English subtitles. Wednesday, April 9 @ 7:00PM~ About the Movie:  A grand-scale adventure as only Akira Kurosawa could make one, The Hidden Fortress stars the inimitable Toshiro Mifune as a...
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2014 / Japan Foundation / JAPANEMA series / Director Makoto Shinkai’s Double Feature/ March 26

JAPANEMA: Japan Foundation Los Angeles provides high quality Japanese films for free the second and fourth Wednesdays at 7:00pm at JFLA Auditorium (5700 Wilshire Blvd, #100, Los Angeles, CA 90036) Reservation is not required. Street Parking is available. http://www.jflalc.org/about-us.html#parking *All movies are in Japanese with English subtitles.  Wednesday, March 26 Director Makoto Shinkai’s Double feature!! “5...
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2014 / Japan Foundation / Arts & Culture / Rakugo: Japanese Sit Down Comedy by Diane Kichijitsu / March 22

Diane Kichijitsu

Rakugo is a traditional Japanese art of comedy storytelling which has been enchanting audiences for over 400 years.  Diane Kichijitsu, a Rakugo performer visiting from Osaka will perform Rakugo in English at the Japan Foundation, Los Angeles. Date: Saturday, March 22, 2PM Venue: The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles (5700 Wilshire Blvd. # 100, Los...
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2014 / Japan Foundation / Lecture Series / Noh Theatre in 21st Century / March 13

Japan Foundation Noh Udaka

JFLA Lecture Series 17 Noh Theatre in the 21st Century Featuring: Tatsushige Udaka and Haruna Tanaka Thursday, March 13, 7:30PM Noh is a major form of classical Japanese musical drama that has been performed since the 13th-14th century. Its subjects are taken from history or classical literature, and it is structured around song and dance. Its...
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2014 / Japan Foundation to screen a film which was selected as Japan’s entry for Academy Awards, Mar. 5, 7:30 pm

The Great Passage

  Japan Foundation Los Angeles and American Cinematheque present screening of The Great Passage on Wednesday, March 5 at 7:30 pm at the Egyptian Theatre located at 6712 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028. *Venue Details Admissions are $11 for general, $7 for American Cinematheque member.  For ticket, click Here. THE GREAT PASSAGE (FUNE WO AMU) ...
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2014 / Hina dolls are displayed in Los Angeles

Hina dolls at JCC

Roots of Hinamatsuri or Girl’s Day celebration are placed back to an ancient custom called hina – nagashi, or “doll floating” where people would float dolls down the river to carry away the bad spirits. Today, family with daughters display their heirloom dolls called hina – ningyo, representing the Emperor, Empress, and their attendants...
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