2012 / Japanese culture events in Southern California, September

 

“Kokoro Craft Boutique” to be held for benefit of Japanese American National Museum, Sept 30

Decorative bookbinding artist Ohie Toshio in person, LACMA, Sept 30 at 2 pm

California State University Dominguez Hills – Author and Artist talk  on Wednesday, Sept 16, from 1:30 – 3:30 pm –  Dr. Don Hata and Hatsuko Mary Higuchi will be speaking on Japanese Americans and World War II. Extended education building EE-1205 at SCUDH campus. Fee for $5, parking for $4.  http://www.csudh.edu/olli/ArtsCultureLang.html

Decorative bookbinding artist Ohie Toshio in person, LACMA, Sept 11 at 2 pm

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Orange County to host largest gathering of Japanese sword art outside of Japan, Aug 31, Sept o1

Japan Foundation to invite the public for “Open House”, Aug 30, 12 pm

Nibei Foundation Japan Study Club, August 28 lecture: Uesugi Yozan, 18th century feudal load of Japan, by Steve Sameshima

Japanese children songs (Doyo) concert to be held by Grateful Crane Ensemble in Little Tokyo, Aug 26 at 2 pm

Decorative bookbinding artist Ohie Toshio in person, LACMA, Aug 26 at 2 pm

Origami exhibition to hold curator tour Aug 25 before Aug 26 closing.

Music Center to host Bon Odori dancing event, Aug 24

San Diego Peace & Humanity Day, Aug 3, 9

Decorative bookbinding artist Ohie Toshio in person, LACMA, Aug 14 at 2 pm

Yokkaichi English Fellows to teach in Japan in August

Japan Foundation / Japanese for Fun: Making Sushi with Mom/Dad, August 4 or August 11

Long Beach to host teacher, students from Yokkaichi, Japan, July 22 – Aug 10

Gallery Mujo / Earth   Air   Fire   Water, ceramic exhibition, July 4 – 29

American Association of Japanese University Women’s Summer Concert, July 28

Sozenji Buddhist Temple / Community Obon Festival, July 22

Orange County Buddhist Church / Obon Festival,  July 21, 22

Japan Foundation / Summer Camp for Teens: Discover Little Tokyo, July 16 – July 20

Zenshuji Soto Mission / Ken Aiso Violin Concert, July 15

Venice Buddhist Temple / Bon Carnival and Bon Odori, July 14, 15

Gallery Mujo / Earth   Air   Fire   Water, ceramic exhibition, reception July 14, 5:30 – 9:00 pm

Pasadena Buddhist Temple / Bon Carnival and Bon Odori, July 14, 15

Nishi Hongwanj Los Anngeles Temple/ Bon Odori and Carnival, July 7-8

Zenshuji Soto Mission/ Bon Odori and Carnival, July 7-8

Pop Culture Japan programs by Kyodo System school, from July 7

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Gallery Mujo  / Back to Earth by Kaoru Kaplan and Kazumi Onoe, June 3 – 28

Pacific Asia Museum / Authors on Asia Series: Dr. Kendall Brown, Japanese Warriors, Rogues and Beauties,  June 24, 2 pm

Pacific Asia Museum / Curator’s Tour, Masterpieces of Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, June 23, 2 pm

Japanese Antique Warehouse Show in Alhambra, June 23 – 30

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Fundraiser for film project “Lil Tokyo Reporter,” May 20, 1:00 – 5:00 pm

Northern California / Wakamatsu Colony Festival to commemorate the first Japanese settlement in North America, May 19

Film screening “Sugihara: Conspiracy of Kindness” by Japanese American Citizens League San Fernando Valley Chapter, May 19

Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena to present two Kabuki plays, May 11

Sustainability to present renown professor’s lecture about “Japan’s problem of managing natural resources” May 9