Monday, June 24 – Sunday, June 30
 

THURSDAY

AN AUTUMN AFTERNOON [Subtitled] - featured image
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 Afternoon is one of cinema’s fondest farewells. LACMA Los Angeles County Museum of Art | Los Angeles | $7 | Get tickets
 

FRIDAY

MISS HOKUSAI [Subtitled] - featured image
MISS HOKUSAI [Subtitled]: From award-winning director Keiichi Hara comes a remarkable story of the daughter behind one of history’s most famous artists. Santa Monica College | Santa Monica | Free
 
PRINCESS MONONOKE [Subtitled] - featured image
PRINCESS MONONOKE [Subtitled]: Inflicted with a deadly curse, the young warrior Ashitaka stumbles into bitter conflict between Lady Eboshi, the proud people of Iron Town, and the enigmatic Princess Mononoke, a young girl raised by wolves, who will stop at nothing to prevent the humans from destroying her home and the forest spirits and animal gods who live there. Landmark’s Nuart Theatre | West Los Angeles | $12 | Get tickets
 

SATURDAY and SUNDAY

San Fernando Valley Hongwanji Buddhist Temple Obon Festival - featured image
San Fernando Valley Hongwanji Buddhist Temple Obon Festival: One of the largest one of the largest Buddhist gatherings in the City of Los Angeles! Join and have fun with in the Bon Odori Dance. Plus, Taiko drum performances by San Fernando Valley Taiko and West Los Angeles Buddhist Temple Taiko. San Fernando Valley Japanese American Community Center | Pacoima | Free
 
Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute Matsuri: For over 60 years, the GVJCI Matsuri has brought food, games, entertainment, and cultural demonstrations to the South Bay. Saturday and Sunday! Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute (GVJCI) | Gardena | Free
 
Long Beach Japanese Festival: The Long Beach Japanese Cultural Center hosts its annual Summer celebration of Japanese culture. This Festival will include ondo dancing; taiko; Japanese food; games; demonstrations of ikebana, judo, karate and kendo; and Hawaiian dancers. Long Beach Japanese Cultural Center | Long Beach |
 

SATURDAY

Hello Kitty's 45th Anniversary Group Art Show - featured image
Hello Kitty’s 45th Anniversary Group Art Show: This special group art exhibition, features artists from all over the globe, examines the world of Hello Kitty and her influence on popular culture throughout her 45 years. Through August 3rd. Corey Helford Gallery | Downtown | Free
 
STRAY DOG [Subtitled] - featured image
STRAY DOG [Subtitled]: A bad day gets worse for young detective Murakami when a pickpocket steals his gun on a hot, crowded bus. Part of 12 Months of Kurosawa series. Vista Theatre | Los Feliz | $11 and up | Get tickets
 
Returning to California: Post-Camp Stories - featured image
Returning to California: Post-Camp Stories: Regarded as “worse than camp” by many Nikkei, the immediate post-incarceration period is often overlooked in Japanese American history. Join JANM’s Collection Manager Kristen Hayashi and Densho Content Director Brian Niiya as they discuss aspects of this time period. Japanese American National Museum | Little Tokyo | $12 | Get tickets
 
Senshinji Bon Odori: Senshin Buddhist Temple isn’t your typical Obon Festival. The focus is on the meaning of Obon. After the Bon Odori, don’t miss the lighting of 1000 oil lamps. Senshin Buddhist Temple | Los Angeles | Free
 
Straight Outta Little Tokyo IV - featured image
Straight Outta Little Tokyo IV: Music festival featuring live old school hip hop & freestyle, plus 80s-90s artists benefitting the Little Tokyo Service Center’s Terasaki Budokan. Nishi Hongwanji Buddhist Temple | Little Tokyo | $30 | Get tickets
 

ONGOING EVENTS

Aggretsuko Meet and Rage: Sanrio Japanese Village | Little Tokyo & Hollywood | Free
 
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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