Tuesday, October 10

Deities in Japanese Art – Buddhas: For many, saying the name “Buddha” evokes the image of a serene ascetic or of a portly, laughing soul. However, the Buddhist pantheon is occupied by many different figures associated with the title ‘buddha’; the most prominent being Shakamuni, the historical Buddha; Amida, the Buddha of the Western Paradise; and Yakushi, the Medicine Buddha. Find out more at this informative and fun lecture.The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles, Los Angeles. 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Free.

October 13 – 28


Haunted Little Tokyo: Ghosts and Goblins of all ages are invited to experience Little Tokyo this October as the neighborhood transforms into a series of ghoulish games, scrumptious bites & haunted nights. Movies, pumpkin patch, food trucks, and more! Little Tokyo, Downtown Los Angeles, Los Angeles. 2:30 pm

Friday and Saturday, October 13 and 14


OC Japan Fair 2017: This year’s OC Japan Fair theme is “The Skills of JAPAN”. Enjoy Japanese food, culture, traditions and Innovations! Based on this theme, our intention is for everyone to have the opportunity to experience and learn about Japan, such as observing the Japanese technology and tradition. OC Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa. 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm. $8.

Friday, October 13

Movie: HAUSU [Part of Haunted Little Tokyo]: SOLD OUT. East West Players, Los Angeles. 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Free.

Saturday, October 14

Movie: Rebel with a Cause: In co-sponsorship with Little Tokyo Historical Society and Iku Kiriyama, we bring you Rebel With a Cause. Rebel With a Cause tells the true story of Aiko Herzig-Yoshinaga, a political activist with a strong soul who spent 1145 days in 3 different American Concentration Camps during World War II and still lives today to captivate the next generation with her story. Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute (GVJCI), Gardena. 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Free.


Transpacific Musiclands Outdoor Concert: Featured acts will include Quetzal and El-Haru Kuroi, two Afro-Latino jazz-rock fusion bands from East Los Angeles; La Chamba, a Los Angeles–based band with Peruvian and psychedelic roots; and members of Conjunto J, a group from Japan that plays Mexican border music. Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles. 5:00 pm to 9:30 pm. Free.


Electric Island, Acoustic Sea: Live Concert Event: Grammy winners Tak Matsumoto and Daniel Ho bring their live show to Los Angeles. Aratani Theatre at the JACCC, Los Angeles. 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. $39.


Movie: Kiki’s Delivery Service [Part of Haunted Little Tokyo]: Haunted Little Tokyo is pleased to present a family-friendly screening of fantasy anime favorite, Studio Ghibli’s, Kiki’s Delivery Service! Japanese Village Plaza, Los Angeles. 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Free.

Sunday, October 15


Japanese Kite Making Workshop: Learn to make traditional Japanese kites with Japanese kite master, Mikio Toki! The Source OC, Buena Park. 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. $21.

Coming Next Week…

Movie: Tokyo Ghoul (Subtitled)

Movie: The Departure (Subtitled)

Movie: Dark Water [Part of Haunted Little Tokyo]

Continuing Events:

Transpacific Borderlands: The Art of Japanese Diaspora

Toyo: Behind the Glass Eye