Monday, June 17 – Sunday, June 23



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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Venice Japanese Community Center Natsu Matsuri: Cultural exhibits, food, games, ondo dancing, martial arts, and more. Proceeds go to the VJCC operating fund. Venice Japanese Community Center | Marina Del Rey | Free
Valley Japanese Community Center Obon Festival: Come celebrate Obon at the VJCC’s annual main fundraiser and gathering. Delicious Japanese foods, children’s games, live demonstrations of martial arts, Minyo Odori, tea ceremony, and Taiko. Valley Japanese Community Center | Sun Valley | Free
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Aggretsuko Meet and Rage: meet and RAGE with Aggretsuko every weekend at Sanrio Japanese Village until Sunday, July 14th, in celebration of Aggretsuko Season 2 on Netflix. Sanrio Japanese Village | Little Tokyo | Free


West Covina Buddhist Temple Obon Festival – 2019: Delicious traditional foods, farmers market, bonsai, ceramics, kimekomi dolls, and more. Martial arts demonstrations and traditional Japanese dance and taiko performances throughout the day. East San Gabriel Valley Japanese Community Center | West Covina | Free
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THE HIDDEN FORTRESS [Subtitled]: Director Akira Kurosawa’s first widescreen film is a matchless mix of drama, action and humor that helped inspire STAR WARS. Toshiro Mifune stars as a warrior shepherding a princess-in-disguise through war-torn feudal Japan with a pair of bumbling peasants in tow. Vista Theatre | Los Feliz | $11 and up | Get tickets
Hello Kitty Cafe Truck – Valencia: The Hello Kitty Cafe Truck will be returning to Westfield Valencia Town Center on Saturday 6/22! Pick up some supercute treats & merch, while supplies last! Westfield Valencia Town Center | Valencia |


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GODZILLA [Subtitled]: In the first of countless kaiju (“strange creature”) films from Japan, a nuclear explosion rouses a reptilian monster from the depths of the ocean. As Godzilla crushes Tokyo underfoot, the only weapon that could stop him may be too powerful to use. Vista Theatre | Los Feliz | $11 and up | Get tickets
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OUR LOST YEARS: Documentary commemorating the 75th anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066 in 1942, Japanese and Japanese Americans into internment camps during World War II. Q&A with the director. Aratani Theatre at the JACCC | Little Tokyo | $15 | Get tickets


Manga Hokusai Manga: The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles | Miracle Mile | 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


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