Monday, April 29 – Sunday, May 5

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TUESDAY

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The GazettE: The GazettE, a Japanese visual kei rock band from Kanagawa, stops in Los Angeles for one show supporting their latest album, NINTH. The Wiltern | Koreatown | $64.50 and up | Get tickets
 

THURSDAY

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Manga Hokusai Manga: Unlike past exhibitions of Hokusai’s work, Manga Hokusai Manga approaches the Hokusai Manga from the perspective of contemporary Japanese comics, focusing on genre, pictorial storytelling and participatory culture rather than the integration of word and image or the role of popular characters. The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles | Miracle Mile | Free
 
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Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival: Presented by Visual Communications, the 35th Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival screens May 2 – May 10 at select cinemas in the Los Angeles area. An Academy Award®-qualifying film festival for the Short Film Awards. Schedule of Japanese short films… Select Movie Theaters | Around Los Angeles | Price varies | Get tickets
 

FRIDAY

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COWBOY BEBOP: THE MOVIE [Dubbed]: Explore the far reaches of the galaxy in COWBOY BEBOP: THE MOVIE – KNOCKIN’ ON HEAVEN’S DOOR, based on the undeniably hip series that inspired a generation—and redefined anime as an indisputable art form. Landmark’s Nuart Theatre | West LA | $12 | Get tickets
 
GO FOR BROKE: AN ORIGIN STORY: This drama follows a group of University of Hawaii ROTC students during the tumultuous year after the attack on Pearl Harbor as they navigate wartime Hawaii and fight discrimination. Through May 16. Laemmle Monica Film Center | Santa Monica | Price varies | Get tickets
 

SATURDAY – SUNDAY

Dai Ichi Bonsai Kai: 34th Annual Bonsai Exhibit & Sale: The show features an exhibition and sales area. Saturday: beginner’s workshop, round-robin demonstration, private dinner reception (open to all SoCal bonsai club members), and our club auction. Sunday: Saikei demonstration by Frank Goya. Ken Nakaoka Community Center | Gardena | Free
 

SATURDAY

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Japanese Sweets Workshop: Learn to make Strawberry Daifuku, Kanten agar jelly fruit cocktail, Ginger Amazake pops, (Fermented rice dessert), and Butter Mochi Cake. Sonoko Sakai | Highland Park | $150
 
Arigato Bazaar: Bring your family and friends for a day of fun with Taiko drummers, Japanese Minyo dance, Polynesian Hula Dance, steel drums, food, and more. Centenary United Methodist Church | Downtown | Free
 
Fujimatsuri Bazaar: Gardena Buddhist Church’s annual spring festival with food, games, entertainment, plant sales, craft fair, temple open house, and more! Gardena Buddhist Church – GBC | Gardena | Free
 
Keshiki: Gallery Walkthrough with Curator: Join Japan House Los Angeles for a walkthrough of the exhibition KESHIKI | The Landscape Within led by Hollis Goodall, curator of Japanese Art at the Los Angeles Country Museum of Art (LACMA) and guest curator of this exhibition. Japan House Los Angeles | Hollywood | Free | Get tickets
 

SUNDAY

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Fiesta Matsuri: Fiesta Matsuri combines the Children’s Day celebrations of two communities—Kodomo no hi in Japan and Dîa de los niños in Mexico. Both holidays celebrate the growth, happiness, and success of children. This event is free and open to the public! Japanese American Cultural & Community Center – JACCC | Little Tokyo | Free
 
Homemade Miso Workshop: Sonoko Sakai teaches how to make homemade miso in this hands on miso making workshop where you will cook the soybeans and inoculate it with koji rice. Sonoko Sakai | Highland Park | $135
 
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CODE GEASS: LELOUCH OF THE RESURRECTION [Subtitled]: He gave up his life to save the world and protect the ones he loved. The day Lelouch vi Brittannia fell was the day this war-torn world found peace. Now, as his friends work to keep the peace, a terrorist attack could risk everything. Can the brilliant tactician outwit death and save them all? Or will Lelouch’s legacy fall here? Select Movie Theaters | Around Los Angeles | Price varies | Get tickets
 

ONGOING EVENTS

Keshiki: The Landscape Within: Japan House Los Angeles | Hollywood | Free
 
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.

 

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