Monday, March 4 – Sunday, March 10

WEDNESDAY

LIZ AND THE BLUE BIRD [Subtitled] - featured image
LIZ AND THE BLUE BIRD [Subtitled]: From the Director, Producer, and Composer of “A Silent Voice” comes a new incredible film. Mizore plays the oboe and Nozomi plays the flute in Kita Uji High School concert band. By all accounts the girls are best friends, but their oboe and flute duet sounds disjointed, as if underscoring a growing distance between them. Talk of college creates a small rift in their relationship, as the story evolves to reveal a shocking and emotional conclusion. The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles | Miracle Mile | Free
 

THURSDAY

Walk in U.S., Talk on Japan | Kyogen Workshop & Lecture - featured image
Walk in U.S., Talk on Japan | Kyogen Workshop & Lecture: This program will feature a talk by Ichiro Fujisaki, Former Ambassador of Japan to the United States, and a special lecture and workshop by Tokuro Miyake the 10th, internationally renowned kyogen (traditional comic theatre) performer.
Japan House Los Angeles | Hollywood | Free | Get tickets
 
Japanese Snacks

SATURDAY

Homemade Ramen Workshop - featured image
Homemade Ramen Workshop: Make ramen noodles from scratch, using a blend of local grains. Toppings will include yakibuta, braised pork belly, and seasonal vegetables. The soup will be made with – pork bones, chicken, shiitake and kombu based broth. Vegans and Vegetarian options are available upon request. Sonoko Sakai | Highland Park | $135
 
FUKUSHIMA SPEAKS [Subtitled]: The Fukushima Support Committee will host the North America premiere of “Fukushima Speaks,” the compelling feature-length documentary by award-winning director and independent journalist, Toshikuni Doi.
Art Share LA | Downtown Arts District | Free
 

SUNDAY

Japanese Food Lab | Temaki Sushi - featured image
Japanese Food Lab | Temaki Sushi: Join JAPAN HOUSE for a demonstration and hands-on temaki sushi making workshop where participants will learn the basics of how to prepare sushi. Choose from a range of fresh ingredients, such as raw fish, seasonal vegetables, meat, and cheese to create your own temaki sushi. Japan House Los Angeles | Hollywood | $20 | Get tickets
 
USC Pacific Asia Museum Free Day: Anime - featured image
USC Pacific Asia Museum Free Day: Anime: Discover the art of anime. Learn to draw your own anime-style characters, see an anime film, enjoy storytime for kids, and go on a docent tour of the special exhibition Tsuruya Kōkei: Modern Kabuki Prints Revised & Revisited. USC Pacific Asia Museum | Pasadena | Free
 

ONGOING EVENTS

Takashi Murakami: GYATEI²: Gagosian | Beverly Hills | Free
 
Tsuruya Kōkei: Modern Kabuki Prints: USC Pacific Asia Museum | Pasadena | $10
 
Takuma Kamine: Myо̄-о̄ in the Shell: The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles | Miracle Mile | Free | ENDS MARCH 9TH!
 
This is Manga: The Art of Naoki Urasawa: Japan House Los Angeles | Hollywood | Free
 
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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