Month: June 2019

Hello Kitty Art Show, Four Festivals, Straight Outta Little Tokyo Concert, and Much More!

Monday, June 24 – Sunday, June 30   THURSDAY AN AUTUMN AFTERNOON [Subtitled]: The last film by Yasujiro Ozu was also his final masterpiece, a gently heartbreaking story about a man’s dignified resignation to life’s shifting currents and society’s modernization. As elegantly composed and achingly tender as any of the Japanese master’s films, An Autumn …

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Obon Festivals, Aggretsuko, Hello Kitty Food Truck, and more!

Monday, June 17 – Sunday, June 23   THURSDAY Japanese American National Museum Free Day: The Japanese American National Museum is the largest museum in the United States dedicated to sharing the experience of Americans of Japanese ancestry. Free general admission every third Thursday of the month! Japanese American National Museum | Little Tokyo | Free …

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TaikoProject, Kaiju-Con, AUDITION, Retro Video Game Swap, and a lot more!

Help us keep the lights on by becoming a Patron. Click the ‘Become a Patron’ button below to contribute as little as $1 a month!   Monday, June 10 – Sunday, June 16   WEDNESDAY Movie & Bites: Midnight Diner: Two-episodes of “Midnight Diner”, the small-screen adaptation of a popular Japanese comic series, will screen …

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Makoto Taiko, Ronin Expo, Kingdom Hearts Orchestra, and more!

Recommended reading: Last week, friend of the newsletter Eric Brightwell posted a fascinating and detailed history of Japanese Los Angeles from 1869 to present day. Check it out here! Monday, June 3 – Sunday, June 9   WEDNESDAY Kokedama: Japanese Moss Arrangements: Award-winning florist Takeshi Nakamura will teach this class on basic kokedama techniques of mixing soil …

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