Protected: 2019 / Washington DC / National Gallery of Art presenting “The Life of Animals in Japanese Art” June 2 – Aug. 18

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Protected: 2019 / San Francisco / Asian Art Museum “Tattoos in Japanese Prints” May 31 – Aug. 18

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Protected: 2019 / Free Japanese conversation event at UCLA, Aug. 17 (Japan Foundation Program)

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Protected: 2019 / Accepting applications of $5000 scholarship for Japanese language teachers to end on Aug. 15

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More than 20 feature films at Japan Film Festival Los Angeles, Aug. 17-18

14th Japan Film Festival Los Angeles August 17-18, 2019 Los Angeles venue: Japanese American National Museum 111 N Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012 At Tateuchi Democracy Forum Orange County venue: Newport Beach Higashi Honganji Temple 254 Victoria St, Costa Mesa, CA 92627 Japanese Film Festival Los Angeles (JFFLA) has been introducing Japanese culture and young talent through screening Japanese films in order to deepen our international communication. The 14th JFFLA on August 17-18 with will be made possible with great help from the Japanese American National Museum, the Nisei week Foundation, and many other organizations in the Japanese...
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Japan Film Festival at Little Tokyo venue, Aug. 17-18

2019 Japan Film Festival Los Angeles Screening Schedule Japanese American National Museum 111 N. Central Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012 Saturday, August 17 11: 00 AM : Aiko 16 sai / アイコ十六歳 1:00 PM : Amanogawa / あまのがわ 3:00 PM : Last Lover / ラスト・ラバー 5:00 PM : Another Yesterday / もう一つの昨日 . Sunday, August 18 11:00 AM : Red Snow  /赤い雪 1:00 PM : Three Nobunagas  / 3人の信長 3:00 PM : The Gun / 銃 4:55 PM : Short Film Collection -1 6:00PM:Red carpet and Award www.jffla.org
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Japan Film Festival at Orange County venue, Aug. 17-18

2019 Japan Film Festival Los Angeles Orange County Venue Newport Beach Higashi Honganji 254 Victoria Steet, Costa Mesa, CA 92627 Saturday, August 17 10:00 AM : Miracle in a Spiny Bur/ 棘の中にある奇跡 11:35 AM : The Ito Sisters / 伊藤姉妹 1:15 PM : Short Film Collection-2 4:00 PM : Red Snow/ 赤い雪 6:00 PM: Three Nobunagas/ 3人の信長 Sunday, August 18 10:00 AM : The Gun/銃 12:00 PM : Aiko 16 sai / アイコ十六歳 2:00 PM : Amanogawa/あまのがわ www.jffla.org
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Nisei Week / Second Weekend – Japanese cultural exhibitions in Little Tokyo, Aug. 17-18

Nisei Week / Second Weekend in Little Tokyo www.niseiweek.org www.jaccc.org August 17 (Sat) Nisei Week Rubik’s Cube Open – JACCC Plaza, 8 am Nisei Week Japanese Festival/JACCC Plaza Festival Day-Lee Foods World Gyoza Eating Championship – JACCC Plaza, 2 pm Nisei Week Deko-Car Show – More information will be available at dekocar.com, Nishi Hongwanji Parking Lot, 11 am –6 pm* August 18 (Sun) Nisei Week Japanese Festival/JACCC Plaza Festival Ondo Public Street Dancing – 1st Street, 4 pm Closing Ceremony – 1st Street, following Ondo Exhibitions at JACCC Center Building John Y Naka Memorial Bonsai Exhibition by Nampu-Kai JACCC,...
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Nisei Week Street Dance, on Aug. 18 at 3:45PM on First Street in Little Tokyo

From Shige Higashi, Editor & Publisher of Cultural News Nisei Week Parade Dance Instructional Video Hiroshi No Sakura Ondo:  https://youtu.be/QAEbj7RGhlY Santaro Ondo:  https://youtu.be/PkXz45TB4lo + Nisei Week Ondo and Closing Ceremony Chair Miles Hamada announces the schedule of the public dance practices on June 21 through his email to Japanese dance teachers in Los Angeles area. The teacher demonstration will be held on Monday, July 1 in Little Tokyo. But this is an invitation only event, not open to the public. 2019 Nisei Week Parade on August 11 features “Hiroshi no Sakura Ondo” and “Santaro Ondo by Kenta Kiritani.” The designated 2019...
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Jet-powered-glider inspired by Miyazaki anime “Nausica” to be on display at Chino Airport, Aug. 15-18

“Möwe (Mehve)” is an imaginary aircraft which appears in Japanese comic/animated film “Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind” created by Hayao Miyazaki. Miyazaki drafted the Mehve as a “non-flying airplane.” In 2003, artist Kazuhiko Hachiya, due to his continuous obsession with Mehve, began creating a real airplane that utilizes micro-jet engine. After years of trial and error, his airplane, OpenSky M-02, finally had a successful maiden flight in 2013. The jet-engine-installed version, M-02J, had public demonstration flight in June 2016 at Takikawa in Hokkaido. In summer in 2019, Hachiya brought OpenSky M-02J jet-powered-glider to the Experimental Aircraft Association events...
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Ukiyo-e lecture by Japanese art curator of Los Angeles County Museum of Art, on Aug. 18 at Shoseian Teahouse in Glendale Brand Library Park

Shoseian “Whispering Pine” Teahouse Brand Library Park, 1601 West Mountain Street, Glendale, CA 91201 Lecture Program: Ukiyo-e – Wood Block Prints of Japan Their Stories and Meanings Sunday, August 18, 2019 11 AM – 1 PM The colorful and intricate wood block prints from Japan all have stories attached to them. Listen to Hollis Goodall, an expert in this art form, reveal the history and meanings attached to the art through a slide lecture and Japanese prints brought by audience members. Please bring prints to share! Hollis Goodall is Curator of Japanese Art at the Los Angeles County Museum...
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Santa Barbara’s world-famous Lotusland reopens Japanese Garden

Ganna Walska Lotusland in Santa Barbara reopens the Japanese Garden on June 15 to the public after the $6 million renovation project which began in February 2017. The extensive renovation project honors the original 1960s garden and viison of Ganna Walska, founder of Lotusland, and Frank Fujii. Lotusland’s Japanese Garden is reminiscent of an authentic Japanese strolling garden with its large central pond, using the design technique called shakei, to “borrow” a view or element of the larger landscape and incorporate it into the garden. The view of Montecito Peak framed by the Torii Gate is a perfect example....
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