Monday, March 18 – Sunday, March 24


Awa-Hop: Two Forms of Street Dance Collide! - featured image
Awa-Hop: Two Forms of Street Dance Collide!: Awa-Hop is a dance performance show double-featuring the twin street dance unit from Japan, Hilty & Bosch and the Awaodori Entertainment Troupe, TAKARABUNE. El Rey Theatre | Miracle Mile | Free | Get tickets


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One Ok Rock: ONE OK ROCK has rapidly become one of the most popular Japanese rock bands and cite Western bands like Linkin Park, Foo Fighters, and The Used as influences. Hollywood Palladium | Hollywood | $35 and up | Get tickets


Movie & Bites: THE CHEF OF SOUTH POLAR [Subtitled] - featured image
Movie & Bites: THE CHEF OF SOUTH POLAR [Subtitled]: Japan House LA presents the first installment of their new “Movie & Bites” series, a combined screening/tasting event featuring acclaimed food stylist Nami Iijima and 2009 comedy film THE CHEF OF SOUTH POLAR! Japan House Los Angeles | Hollywood | $15 | Get tickets
Japanese Aesthetics and National Identity: Exploring the rich philosophical undercurrents of manga, woodblock prints, and Takashi Murakami’s theory of “superflat” art, USC Ph.D. candidate Ichigo Mina Kaneko will lead a discussion on the complexities of aesthetics and national identity. USC Pacific Asia Museum | Pasadena | Free | Get tickets


AniFest Anime Festival - featured image
AniFest Anime Festival: The South Bay’s greatest Anime Festival celebrating the arts and culture of Japanese animation without the high price. Torrance Cultural Arts Center | Torrance | $15 and up | Get tickets
19th Annual US Sumo Open - featured image
19th Annual US Sumo Open: The largest, longest-running sumo tournament in the world (outside of Japan). You can cheer on 70+ international Sumo Champions from a dozen countries. Walter Pyramid at CSU Long Beach | Long Beach | $25 and up | Get tickets


Takashi Murakami: GYATEI²: Gagosian | Beverly Hills | Free
Tsuruya Kōkei: Modern Kabuki Prints: USC Pacific Asia Museum | Pasadena | $10
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


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