2023 May / Japanese Cultural Event Listing

Japan Foundation Los Angeles
Photo exhibition “Chantal Stoman’s ŌMECITTÀ”
June 2 – August 5


US Sumo Open –  23rd Annual
Saturday, May 20 at Water Pyramid, California State University Long Beach


Hiroshima, Japan: Hiroshima Film Commission presents Special theater screening for G7 Summit international media/official visitors
Screening: 8:15 Hiroshima: From Father to Daughter
May 18-20, 7:00 p.m. at Hatchoza Theater, Hiroshima


The Golden Era of J-POP: Kayo-Kyoku from the Showa 1980s
New York Cabaret Show by Toshi Cappuccino
Thursday, May 11 at 8:00PM at Crow at Bergamont Station Arts Center, 2525 Michigan Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90404


Tulips in Harmony Annual Memorial After 3.11 Charity Concert Series Vol.12  Send Your Love Vol.2
Sunday, April 30, 3:00PM at Salvation Army, 4223 Emerald Street, Torrance, CA 90503


Japanese American Cultural & Community Center’s Kodomo no Hi (Children’s Day)
Saturday, April 29, 2023, 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. at JACCC


Torrance Sister City Association
48th Annual Bunka-Sai: Japanese Cultural Festival
Saturday & Sunday, April 15 & 16, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Ken Miller Recreation Center, 3341 Torrance Blvd (at Madrona Ave)


Orange County Buddhist Church presents Hanamatsuri Festival
Saturday & Sunday, April 15 & 16, 1:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Orange County Buddhist Church


Madame Fujima Kansuma, who taught Japanese classical dance to generations of dancers, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Feb. 22 at the age of 104. A celebration of life is being planned for April 16 at the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center (The Rafu Shimpo)


Los Angeles Buddhist Temple Federation presents Hanamatsuri in commemoration of Buddha’s Birth
Sunday, April 9, 10:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. at Nishi Hongwanji Gym, 815 East First Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012


Arizona Area: Open House in Mesa: Haru Ga Kita: Free Event to learn Japanese culture
Saturday, April 8, 10:00am – 3:00 pm
Riki Judo Dojo USA, 535 W Iron Ave, Suite 121, Masa, AZ 85210


Kimono Con: Over 1,000 Kimono shipped directly from Japan for sale
April 1, 2 at Long Beach Marriott Hotel


Japan Foundation Los Angeles
Beautiful Handcrafts of Tohoku Japan
March 10 – May 06, 2023


Japanese Language Scholarship Foundation (Aurora Foundation)
The 19th Annual All-USA High School Japanese Speech Contest
Sunday, June 4, 2023, 1:00 p.m. (PDT) online