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2015 / Japanese community center’s carnival in Gardena set for June 27, 28

Forwarded for Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute 2015 Gardena JCI Carnival Matsuri Saturday, June 27, 12 pm – 9 pm Sunday, June 28, 12 pm – 7 pm Food & Game booths- Some games- Basketball, Pachinko, Bingo Some of our food booths- yakisoba, shave ice, imagawayaki, Okinawa Andagi, lau lau, and iced coffee! Performances-...
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2015 / Setsuko Hayashi’s dyeing workshop at Gardena, June 7

Forwarded for Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute Shibori Workshop Sunday, June 7, 2015 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm GVJCI Nisei Veterans Memorial Hall Fee: $25.00 Setsuko Hayashi sensei and her shibori workshop is back! This time with a dye called KUSAKIZOME. Kusaki-zome fabrics are dyed with plant juices extracted from flowers, leaves, stems and...
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2014 / Poetry / Music / Performance at Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute, Nov. 1

Genie Nakano & Joey Kamiya Genie Nakano performs haibun from “Enter the Strem.” Each poem reveals a different memory, a different stage in life. “Enter the Stream: Haibun and Tanka Tales” by Genie Nakano    This book is available for sale. Saturday, November 1, 4 – 6 pm /Free admission Nisei Veteran Memorial Hall, 1964...
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2014 / Japanese fabric dyeing workshop, Aug. 24 in Gardena

The Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute presents Japanese Fabric Dyeing Workshop by Setsuko Hayashi on Sunday, August 24, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Workshop fees are $25 per person. Fabric dyeing has been an art form since ancient times in Japan. There are many technics used to dye fabric, one of these is Roketsuzome,...
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2014 / “Tanka” Talk by Rafu Shimpo columnist in Gardena, Aug 24

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In an event organized by the Greater Los Angeles Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League, Genie Nakano, author of Rafu Shimpo column Genie’s Lamp, will discuss tanka and perform some of her work at the Merit Park Recreation hall in Gardena. Tanka is a five-line form of poetry—beautiful, lyrical and able to capture...
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2014 / Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute to hold 2014 Carnival, June 28-29

Gardena JCI 2014 Carnival

2014 Gardena Valley JCI Carnival Entertainment Schedule     www.jci-gardena.org   Saturday June 28, 2014 – 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM   Outdoor Entertainment 12:00 p.m. to 12:20 p.m.     GVJCI Taiko – Tom Kurai 12:25 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.     MAPFRE/Commerce West Insurance Donor Presentation 12:30 p.m. to 12:45 p.m.     2014 GVJCI Scholarship Awardees 12:50 p.m. to...
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2014 / Gardena center to offer bus for joining Manzanar Pilgrimage, April 26

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The Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute (GVJCI) is offering a chartered bus for individuals to join the 45th annual Manzanar Pilgrimage on Saturday, April 26, 2014.  This is the second year in a row that the GVJCI is able to offer this opportunity to join in the commemoration of the forced incarceration of persons...
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2011 Shibori Tie-dyeing Workshop, Nov 6

Kimono Textile Master Setuko Hayashi

Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute 1964 W. 162nd Street, Gardena, CA  90247 “The Bridge: JCI Heritage Center” at the Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute will hold a T-Shirt Shibori workshop led by textile artist, Setsuko Hayashi, on Sunday, November 6 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Shibori is a traditional technique for tie-dyeing fabric by...
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