2013 / Cultural News 2013 January Issue on sale now

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LACMA Maruyama Okyo Screens CranesLACMA acquires national – treasure – class screens  The Los Angeles County Museum of Art recently acquired Maruyama Okyo’s “Cranes” screens (1772), and  start to exhibit a pair of the screen on Jan. 19. The size of the screen is 67 ¼  x 137 ¾ x ¾ inches each. Prior to its LACMA acquisition, “Cranes” was presented only two private collections: the Yamada Collection (1773 – 1926) and the Harihan Collection (1926 – 2012).






20130111 P01 Nisei Week Queen 2009 Dana HeathertonNisei Week Queen Experience     “My definition of community: not one or the other, it is both” by Dana Heatherton, Nisei Week Queen 2009





20130111 P01 Book Genji World“Genji’s World in Japanese Woodblock Prints”  First comprehensive overview of 19th century’s famous prints published





20130111 P01 Top Clark Landscape YoshidaThe Winter Exhibition of the Clark Center for Japanese Arts and Culture in Hanford, California   Jan. 6 – April 20  Near and Far: Landscapes by Japanese Artists, Rotation 2





20130111 P02 Restoration of Fukushima Mimura SatoruJapan to send a lecturer on “Restoration of Fukushima from 3.11”  The lecture will be held on Jan. 24 from 7:00 – 8:30 pm at the Japan Foundation Los Angeles.





20130111 P02 Surviving Unoura and StudentsRotary Club to invite a tsunami survivor to share her story, Jan. 31





Cultural News organizing Tohoku tour from April 10 – 13, 2013

20130111 P03 Mr and Miss Kimono LA 2013Mr. and Miss Kimono LA 2013   This year’s winners are shown on page 3.





Meet Japan without Leaving Los Angeles Listing

20130111 P03 Listing 01 Kimono Club 2013 by OkadaL.A. Kimono Club





20130111 P03 Listing 02 Akutagawa Japanese Garden by Kim SegelAkutagawa Fumi Kimono and Tea Classes





20130111 P03 Listing 04 Kitajima IkebanaKaz Yokou Kaitajima’s ikebana class





20130111 P03 Listing 06 Awaya KaiAwaya-Kai (Yoko Awaya Koto Music Conservatory)





20130111 P03 Listing 08 Hayashi ArtSetsuko Hayashi’s textile dyeing class





20130111 P03 Listing 09 Zen ZendoZenshuji Temple’s Zen meditation class





20130111 P06 Listing 01 Kinnara GagakuKinnara Gagaku, Bugaku and Taiko class





Kabuki style percussion class by Katada Kikusa





20130111 P06 Listing 03 Kimisen KatadaKabuki style music by Katada Kimisen of Fuji Japanese Music





20130111 P06 Listing 04 Japanese Language Kyodo SystemThe Japanese Language School Unified System





20130111 P04 Textile Dyeing Art Snake by HayashiJanuary Feature Art  Snake, Zodiac animal of 2013, by Setsuko Hayashi. Batik and stencil on silk





20130111 P04 Pacific Asia Museum Okamoto GinkakujiPacific Asia Museum always exhibiting Japanese arts





20130111 P05 Inouye Casket ObamaAmerican hero of Japanese ancestry rests in Hawaii    Sen. Daniel Inouye died at 88 on Dec. 17. Photos at final funeral in Honolulu on Dec 23 were sent from Hawaii to Cultural News. Los Angeles photographer Gary Toyo Miyatake submits his photo essay on the late senator and his wife Irene Hirano Inouye.




Japanese film about Japan’s fist juvenile rehabilitation community

20130111 P08 Ad Arizona MatsuriPhoenix to host 29th annual “Matsuri: A Festival of Japan” on Feb. 23 & 34





JF Nihongo, Japanese Language Courses by Japan Foundation

Sogetsu Los Angeles to host Iemoto Ikebana Live on April 27





20130111 P08 Ad IntroZen ZenshujiZenshuji Temple  Introduction to Zen Meditation   5 classes – every Thursday evening, Feb. 21 through March 21