2021 / Weekly Cultural News, Dec 13-19 Issue: Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s major exhibition “Yoshitomo Nara” will be closing on January 2, 2022

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Contents of Weekly Cultural News, December 13-19, 2021

P01: Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s major exhibition “Yoshitomo Nara” will be closing on January 2, 2022. “Yoshitomo Nara” is the first international retrospective of the artist.

P02: As Japan’s official entry of the 94th Academy International Feature Film category, “Drive My Car” is screening nationwide. On December 21, the shortlist of 15 films will be announced from 93 films.

P03: Japan House Los Angeles to feature free online event “The History and Significance of Kumihimo in Japanese Culture. Speaker is Mari Hashimoto, Deputy Director of Eisei Bunko, a private museum of the Hosokawa family art collection in Tokyo.

P04: Multi-talented artist Mariko Watabe has lectured about the percussion of the Kabuki music over a year in the Weekly Cultural News. The 78th article focuses on the Yamatogaku song “ Hokusai’s Edo Prints” or Edo Furyu.  This is a second half of the lesson.

AD: The Worldwide Uchinanchu Festival is held every five years in Naha, Okinawa Prefecture for the Okinawan descendants worldwide. The 7th Festival will be held from Oct. 31 through Nov. 3, 2022, Okinawa specialist and veteran tour operator Uyehara Travel in Los Angeles will organize the Okinawa tour to coincide with the 7th Worldwide Uchinanchu Festival in 2022.

P05: Shinto Shrine of Shusse Inari in America is the American branch of the Shusse Inari in Matsue, Shimane Prefecture. Shusse Inari has set up booth in the Japanese New Year’s Day event in Little Tokyo for several years. This year, Shusse Inari will return to Little Tokyo after one year hiatus, and is looking to volunteers for Dec. 31 and Jan 1 rituals at the JACCC Plaza in Little Tokyo.

P05: Cultural News Association is organized to support for publishing Cultural News and other public program. The non-profit is raising $30,000 fund very years. As the year of 2021 is coming to end, Cultural News Association again asks the public to send donations to Cultural News.