Monday, April 22 – Sunday, April 28
 

ANIME EXPO 4-Day Pass Giveaway Results:

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MONDAY

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OKKO’S INN [Dubbed]: After losing her parents in a car accident, Okko goes to live in the countryside with her grandmother, who runs a traditional Japanese inn built on top of an ancient spring said to have healing waters. While she goes about her chores and prepares to become the inn’s next caretaker, Okko discovers there are spirits who live there that only she can see… Select Movie Theaters | Around Los Angeles | Price varies | Get tickets
 

TUESDAY

OKKO’S INN [Subtitled]: Select Movie Theaters | Around Los Angeles | Price varies | Get tickets
 

THURSDAY

RASHOMON [Subtitled] + HIGH NOON - featured image
RASHOMON [Subtitled] + HIGH NOON: Akira Kurosawa’s exploration of the nature of truth, human fallibility, and hope is paired with one of the most iconic Westerns of all time. Part of the Aero Theatre’s COWBOYS AND SAMURAI double feature series. Aero Theatre | Santa Monica | $12 | Get tickets
 

FRIDAY

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THE HIDDEN FORTRESS [Subtitled] + THE SEARCHERS: Akira Kurosawa’s first widescreen film is a matchless mix of drama, action and humor that helped inspire STAR WARS. It screens with an exploration of the contradictions and dark side of the American frontier starring John Wayne and Natalie Wood. Part of the Aero Theatre’s COWBOYS AND SAMURAI double feature series. Aero Theatre | Santa Monica | $12 | Get tickets
 

SATURDAY – SUNDAY

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Monterey Park Cherry Blossom Festival: Take the time to see, hear, and taste a bit of the Japanese and Japanese American culture with taiko drums, martial arts, tea ceremony, or hand-made crafts, food, and games and crafts for children. Barnes Memorial Park | Monterey Park | Free
 
Hanamatsuri Festival: Vista Buddhist Temple’s Hanamatsuri (Flower) Festival celebrates the Birth of the Buddha with taiko drumming and hands on demos of martial arts, origami, dancing, and more. Plus, there will be booths filled with Japanese food available for purchase! Vista Buddhist Temple | Vista | Free
 

SATURDAY

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SEVEN SAMURAI [Subtitled] + THE WILD BUNCH: Director Akira Kurosawa’s masterpiece about an aging swordsman (Takashi Shimura) who enlists six other warriors-for-hire (among them Toshiro Mifune) to safeguard a remote village plagued by bandits is paired with Sam Peckinpah’s magnificent, ultra-violent Western, starring William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Warren Oates and Jaime Sanchez as a band of doomed outlaws trying to outrun history. Part of the Aero Theatre’s COWBOYS AND SAMURAI double feature series. Aero Theatre | Santa Monica | $12 | Get tickets
 

SUNDAY

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Homemade Tofu: This is a hands-on workshop where you will learn how to make tofu, using a Non GMO Soybeans. You will make a custard and medium firm tofu, as well as use the tofu lees to make a pancake and the whey to make miso soup. A tofu themed lunch will be included in the workshop. Sonoko Sakai | Highland Park | $145
 
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A Celebration of Art and Music: Spend the day enjoying the celebratory beats of San Fernando Valley Taiko and local artist Nori Shirasu as he demonstrates the art of anime-manga. The Japanese Garden (Suiho-En) | Van Nuys | $5
 
HARAKIRI [Subtitled] + UNFORGIVEN - featured image
HARAKIRI [Subtitled] + UNFORGIVEN: An intense, intricately composed meditation by master director Masaki Kobayashi (KWAIDAN) on the war between the feudal ethos and humanity in the Japanese psyche. It screens with a harrowingly dark and beautiful film known as one of the most complex, uncompromising Westerns ever made. Part of the Aero Theatre’s COWBOYS AND SAMURAI double feature series. Aero Theatre | Santa Monica | $12 | Get tickets
 

ONGOING EVENTS

Tsuruya Kōkei: Modern Kabuki Prints: USC Pacific Asia Museum | Pasadena | $10
 
Kaiju vs Heroes: Mark Nagata’s Journey through the World of Japanese Toys: Japanese American National Museum | Little Tokyo | $12
 

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

 

UPCOMING PICKS

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