Monday, December 17 – Sunday, December 23


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MAQUIA [Subtitled]: The people of Iorph live far away from the lands of men. Maquia, an orphaned Iorph girl, lives her life surrounded by friends, yet somehow feels “alone”. After an army invades their territory, Maquia manages to escape and finds an orphaned baby boy who is also “alone”. The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles | Free | Get tickets
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NEVER-ENDING MAN: HAYAO MIYAZAKI [Subtitled]: Can an old master who thinks he’s past his prime shine once again? Go behind the scenes over two years as Hayao Miyazaki overcomes struggles to create his short film Boro the Caterpillar using CGI. Select Movie Theaters | Price varies | Get tickets


Bilingual Yoga at Lunchtime: If you’re near the Japan Foundation’s Miracle Mile office, destress, reenergize, and learn simple Japanese phrases during their 20-minute, easy-to-do yoga stretch session. The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles | Free | Get tickets


Little Tokyo Christmas Cosplay Gathering: Join fellow cosplayers at the Little Tokyo Japanese Village for a meetup with a holiday twist. Little Tokyo Japanese Village | Free


Soba Noodles Workshop: In this hands on soba noodle workshop learn how to make soba noodles from scratch using soba flour from Japan. You will also learn to make the soup and sauces. Sonoko Sakai | $125

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Giant Robot Presents: The Totoro Show: Giant Robot Store | Free
SHOPLIFTERS [Subtitled]: Select Movie Theaters around Los Angeles | Price varies | Get tickets
A Celebration of Japanese Automotive Culture: Petersen Automotive Museum | $16 | Get tickets
Sou Fujimoto: Futures of the Future: Japan House Los Angeles | Free


December 28, 2018: Children’s Oshogatsu Workshop: Japanese American Cultural & Community Center – JACCC | $50 | Get tickets

January 4, 2019: AKIRA [Subtitled]: Landmark’s Nuart Theatre | $12 | Get tickets

January 6, 2019: Oshogatsu Family Festival: Year of the Boar: Japanese American National Museum | Free

January 6, 2019: Kotohajime: Aratani Theatre | $20 | Get tickets

January 19, 2019: ANIME Impulse – Anime & Cosplay Convention: Fairplex | $10.45 and up | Get tickets

February 23, 2019: A New World: Intimate Music from Final Fantasy: Zipper Concert Hall | $40 and up | Get tickets

Note: Some sold out events omitted and some events sell out after publication.