Monday, February 4 – Sunday, February 10

TUESDAY

Japanese Food Lab: Japanese Sweets with Gemma Matsuyama: In this workshop, Gemma Matsuyama, pastry chef at n/naka, will present a class on wagashi (Japanese sweets), followed by a wagashi-making demonstration and tasting. Japan House Los Angeles | Hollywood | $15 | Full, join waitlist
 

WEDNESDAY

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Takuma Kamine: Myо̄-о̄ in the Shell: When Takuma Kamine first encountered the images of Buddhist guardian deities as a child, he was filled with awe and fear. As a working artist now, Kamine has crystallized those initial emotions into figures which borrow elements from Japanese animation and comics. Through March 9th. The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles | Miracle Mile | Free
 

THURSDAY

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I WANT TO EAT YOUR PANCREAS [Subtitled]: Based on the award-winning novel by Yoru Sumino, “I want to eat your pancreas” is an uplifting, coming-of-age tale that has captivated the hearts of millions. The film captures an emotional journey between two polar opposites who discover the true meaning of compassion while trying to find happiness. Select Movie Theaters | Around Los Angeles | Varies | Get tickets
 
Japanese Snacks

FRIDAY

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MIRAI: Oscar-nominated for Best Animated Film! From acclaimed director Mamoru Hosoda (Summer Wars, Wolf Children) and Japan’s Studio Chizu comes MIRAI, a daringly original story of love passed down through generations. Laemmle Glendale | Glendale | Varies | Get tickets
 

SATURDAY

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Hello Kitty Cafe Truck: Burbank: Come say hello in the old IKEA lot across the street from Barnes & Noble between 10am-8pm and pick up some supercute treats & merch, while supplies last! Burbank Town Center | Burbank | Free
 

SUNDAY

I WANT TO EAT YOUR PANCREAS [Dubbed]: Select Movie Theaters | Around Los Angeles | Varies | Get tickets
 

ONGOING EVENTS

This is Manga: The Art of Naoki Urasawa: Japan House Los Angeles | Hollywood | Free
 
SHOPLIFTERS [Subtitled]: Select Movie Theaters around Los Angeles | Price varies | Get tickets
 
A Celebration of Japanese Automotive Culture: Ends 2/10! 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
 

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