Monday, January 21 – Sunday, January 27

WEDNESDAY

This is Manga: The Art of Naoki Urasawa - featured image
This is Manga: The Art of Naoki Urasawa: The first North American exhibition of internationally acclaimed Japanese manga artist, Naoki Urasawa. Considered a modern master, Urasawa combines dynamic storytelling and transcendent artistic skill in the development of rich and sophisticated characters. His stories touch upon the hopes, dreams, and at times underlying fears of humanity. On display through March 28th. Japan House Los Angeles | Hollywood | Free
 
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MIRAI [Subtitled]: From acclaimed director Mamoru Hosoda (Summer Wars, Wolf Children), MIRAI is a sumptuous, magical, and emotionally soaring adventure about the ties that bring families together and make us who we are. The Japan Foundation LA | Miracle Mile | Free
 

SATURDAY

Hello Kitty Cafe Truck: Oxnard: The Hello Kitty Cafe Truck returns to The Collection at RiverPark. Pick up some supercute treats & merch, while supplies last. The Collection at RiverPark | Oxnard | Free
 
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RASHOMON [Subtitled]: Akira Kurosawa’s RASHOMON tells the story of an incident in a Japanese forest between a thief (Toshiro Mifune), a samurai, and his wife. Almost the entire movie occurs in flashback with each character relaying their version of what happened. Each version is so wildly different that it’s hard to know what the truth is. Vista Theatre | $11 and up | Get tickets
 
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YOKO THE CHERRY BLOSSOM [Subtitled]: Based on an inspiring true story, Yoko the Cherry Blossom chronicles the life of a high school teacher in WWII era rural Japan. When his beloved students get called upon to join the imperial forces, he has no choice but to send them off, with the promise that they would all meet again under the beautiful cherry blossoms on the school grounds upon their return… The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles | Miracle Mile | Free
 

SUNDAY

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Fresh Furikake Workshop: Learn to make your own fresh furikake at home! Furikake, Japanese rice seasoning, is a delicious way to dress up a simple meal. In this hands-on workshop with instructor Yoko Maeda Lamn, learn three different recipes for homemade furikake. Japanese American Cultural & Community Center | Little Tokyo | $50 | Get tickets
 
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Japanese Food Lab | Vegetable Sushi: Learn how healthy and flavorful sushi can be prepared in various ways, using Japanese pickles, fresh vegetables such as cucumbers and avocado, tofu and other soy-based products. Japan House Los Angeles | Hollywood | $15 | Get tickets (waitlist only)
 
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New Year Festival at Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden: Enjoy a beautiful, live koto harp performance by renowned local artist Madame Yoko Awaya and a mini-workshop on how to paper marble handheld-fans. Traditional Japanese New Year decorations, art activities, games and Japanese tea & treats will round out the experience. Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden | Long Beach | $10 | Get tickets
 
Finding Okinawa: Conversations with 3 Artists: A mini symposium featuring conversations with three artists of Okinawan descent: author/playwright Jon Shirota from Hawai‘i, local filmmaker/educator Gena Hamamoto, and illustrator Flor Kaneshiro from Argentina. Okinawa Association of America – OAA | Gardena | $5 | Get tickets
 
Let’s Go, Atsuko! A (woke) Japanese Game Show: Comedian Atsuko Okatsuko hosts a night of interactive games, videos, discussions, and talent from notable comedians, political thinkers, and public figures in the style of a Japanese Game Show. Dynasty Typewriter at The Hayworth | Los Angeles | $14 and up | Get tickets
 

ONGOING EVENTS

DRAGON BALL SUPER: BROLY: Select Movie Theaters | Around Los Angeles | Get tickets
Novus Plants: The Japan Foundation LA | Miracle Mile | Free
 
SHOPLIFTERS [Subtitled]: Select Movie Theaters around Los Angeles | Price varies | Get tickets
 
A Celebration of Japanese Automotive Culture: Petersen Automotive Museum | Miracle Mile | $16 | Get tickets
 
Kaiju vs Heroes: Mark Nagata’s Journey through the World of Japanese Toys: Japanese American National Museum | Little Tokyo | $12
 

UPCOMING PICKS

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February 12: Kodo: Evolution: Walt Disney Concert Hall | $47 – $112 | Get tickets

February 16: IKIRU [Subtitled]: Vista Theatre | $11 and up | Get tickets

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

March 9: Homemade Ramen Workshop: Sonoko Sakai | $135

March 16: Shing02 & The Chee-Hoos: A Tribute To Nujabes: The Fonda Theatre | $28 and up | Get tickets

March 16: SEVEN SAMURAI [Subtitled]: Vista Theatre | $11 and up | Get tickets

March 19: One Ok Rock: Hollywood Palladium | $35 and up | Get tickets

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