Highlights of the June 2018 issue:
Hollywood filmmakers Gloria Katz and Willard Huyck’s 400 Japanese photography collection was acquired by the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery of the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. The exhibition “Japan Modern: Photography from the Gloria Katz and Willard Huyck Collection” will be held at the Sackler Gallery from Sept. 29, 2018 through Jan. 21, 2019.
Folk Arts: The Craft and Folk Art Museum in Los Angeles’s “Bamboo” exhibition features from traditional baskets to contemporary sculptures of the Cotsen Collection, and the Fibonacci Tunnel (2018) by Akio Hizume, from May 27 through Sept. 9, 2018; The Japanese American Cultural and Community Center in Los Angeles hosts “God (Kami) and Paper (Kami) : Echizen Paper Exhibition” at Doizaki Gallery from June 24 through July 29: The Portland Japanese Garden presents “Shokunin: Five Kyoto Artisans Look to the Future” at Pavilion Gallery and Tanabe Gallery from May 12 through July 8, 2018.
Little Tokyo of Los Angeles: Little Tokyo transforms into an outdoor art exhibition with 11 community-themed works by local artists. “Windows of Little Tokyo” project is presented by the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center, the Little Tokyo Business Association, and the Sustainable Little Tokyo, from April 28 through Oct. 21, 2018.
Events: July 1, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm at Ken Nakaoka Community Center in Gardena, Okinawan cultural program focusing on humanism of Taro Higa, Nisei veteran from Hawaii;
June 23, 2:00 pm at Aratani Theatre in Little Tokyo, a musical journey of Japanese American stories performed by the Grateful Crane Ensemble for the benefit for goodwill tour to Tohoku, Japan and safety of Little Tokyo in Los Angeles;
July 6 through July 22 (Friday and Saturday at 8:00 pm, Sunday at 2:00 pm) at Edgemar Center for the Arts in Santa Monica, samurai sword stage “BURAI II”;
July 7, 8 at Zenshuji Soto Mission in Little Tokyo, Japanese cultural events, food booths, and shop.
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