Lecture Note – Bon Odori and Taiko tradition in the Japanese American community by Rev. Mas Kodani – August 18, 2009

Bon Odori attire: Later in the 1960s, female dancers wore “furisode” (long sleeve for unmarried women) kimono regardless of their age of married status. (Photo courtesy of Senshin Buddhist Temple in Los Angeles) Nibei Foundation – Japan Study Club Lecture…

Filmmaker Interview: Departures’ Yojiro Takita

Filmmaker Interview:  Departures’ Yojiro Takita “The audience may feel their death through other’s lives.” Cultural News, 2009 June Issue The 2008 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film Departures (Okuribito), directed by Yojiro Takita, now opens nationally. For theater information,…

2009 / Dr. Takeo Uesugi: Designer of Japanese Gardens

2009 Dr Takeo Uesugi Headshot

Cultural News, February 2009 Issue By Takeshi Nakayama and Shige Higashi Dr. Takeo Uesugi, professor emeritus of landscape architecture at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award for Contributions to the Design of Japanese Gardens Outside…