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Japan disaster / Latest reports by scholar, medical doctor and journalist, May 10, 6:30 PM

Nibei Debris at Rikuzen-takata

In the May lecture of the Japan Study Club at the Nibei Foundation in West Los Angeles, a scholar, a medical doctor and a journalist, who respectively visited the Tohoku areas, will report their firsthand experiences of the disaster aftermath. Report by Prof. Hitoshi Abe UCLA Architecture chair Prof. Hitoshi Abe was born and...
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April Japan Study Club to feature koto musician Yukiko Matsuyama, Apr 5, 6:30PM

Nibei Koto Matsuyama left and Yangin Lamu

Japan Study Club: Tuesday, April 5, 6:30 PM Koto: Music bridges ears and cultures Lecture by Yukiko Matsuyama, contributed koto musician to the Grammy Awarded “Miho: Journey to the Mountain” album The April Japan Study Club on April 5 will feature Ms. Yukiko Matsuyama, Los Angeles-based koto artist. On Feb 13, Ms. Matsuyama appeared...
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Author and illustrator of Japanese folktale books to lecture, March 22

Sunny Seki Last Kappa of Old Japan

Cultural News, 2011 March Issue Author and illustrator Sunny Seki of San Gabriel Valley will lecture about “Japanese Folktales through illustrations” on Tuesday, March 22 at 7:30 pm at the Nibei Foundation in West Los Angeles. Japan Study Club at the Nibei Foundation Tuesday, March 22, 6:30 pm, Dinner and reception 7:30 pm, Lecture...
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Lecture Note: Eastward Movement of Buddhism in the Mid-1950s by Dr. Wako Kato, January 11, 2011

Nibei Japan Study Club Dr Wako Kao

Nibei Foundation Japan Study Club, January 11, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM Dr. Wako Kato is Professor Emeritus of California State University Los Angeles and Professor Emeritus of  Nagoya University of Foreign Studies in Japan. Dr. Kato was born in 1930 in the outskirts of Nagoya, Japan,  in a Zen temple.  This temple was...
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Lecture Note: Kadomatsu – New Year’s Decoration by Youkou Kitajima

Nibei Japan Study Club Kadomatsu Youkou Kitajima

The Nibei Foundation – Japan Study Club 11570 West Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064 February 15, 2011 Youkou Kitajima is a First Degree Instructor on the Board of the Sogetsu School of Ikebana (flower arranging) in Japan.  He is known for his most dynamic and beautiful arrangements based on the Japanese traditional style...
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Lecture Note: Modern Calligraphy Demonstration by Isa Hirano – December 7, 2010

Lecture Note: Modern Calligraphy Demonstration by Isa Hirano –  December 7, 2010

Nibei Foundation Japan Study Club December 7, 2010 Lecture Note Ms. Isa Hirano Calligrapher and Artist Tokyo-based artist Ms. Hisa Hirano came to Los Angeles to demonstrate her modern calligraphy at Nibei Foundation Japan Study Club on December 7, 2010. Before her demonstration, Ms. Hirano explained about Japanese calligraphy in general and her previous...
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2010 / Modern Japanese calligraphy demonstration by Tokyo artist, Dec 7

2010 / Modern Japanese calligraphy demonstration by Tokyo artist, Dec 7

The Nibei Foundation’s Japan Study Club on December 7, 2010 will feature calligraphy artist Isa Hirano from Tokyo. Hirano’s artwork consists mostly of single Chinese characters drawn in ink on paper, ranging from postcard-size to three meters in length and breadth. These are sometimes embellished with colored paint or gold dust. Hirano has received...
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Lecture – Japanese Sword: A Symbol of Japan, Oct 12

Lecture – Japanese Sword: A Symbol of Japan, Oct 12

Nibei Foundation / Japan Study Club Lecture Series October 12 (Tuesday), 6:30 PM Subject: The Japanese Sword: A Symbol of Japan It is an overview of the sword from its mythical origins, the transition from straight to curved swords, and its spiritual significance to the Japanese. Speakers: Paul Martin, Japanese sword specialist www.thejapanesesword.com Paul...
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Lecture Note – Legacy of John Naka: Father of Bonsai in America – September 7, 2010

Lecture Note – Legacy of John Naka:  Father of Bonsai in America – September 7, 2010

Nibei Foundation / Japan Study Club Presenters: Larry Ragle and Nina Ragle Mr. Ragle is a graduate of U.C. Berkeley in forensic science.  He is the president of the California Bonsai Society and a member of Nanpu Kai, John Naka’s select club. Mr. Ragle is also a member of the Board of Directors of...
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