Monday, July 22 – Sunday, July 28
 

TUESDAY

IS IT WRONG TO TRY TO PICK UP GIRLS IN A DUNGEON? ARROW OF THE ORION [Subtitled] - featured image
IS IT WRONG TO TRY TO PICK UP GIRLS IN A DUNGEON? ARROW OF THE ORION [Subtitled]: Far from the dungeon beneath Oraria rises a new threat, one the beautiful goddess Artemis has sworn to destroy with the help of her chosen warrior. This limited event will also feature never-before-seen interviews with Japanese production staff, JC STAFF studio tour, art gallery, and franchise retrospective. Select Movie Theaters | Around Los Angeles | Varies | Get tickets
 

WEDNESDAY

L.A. Dodgers: Japan Night - featured image
L.A. Dodgers: Japan Night: Join the Dodgers as they host Japan Night. Celebrate your Japanese heritage and cheer on your Boys in Blue as they take on the Angels during the Freeway Series. This special event ticket package includes your ticket to the game and an exclusive Japan Night jersey. Dodger Stadium | Los Angeles | $38 and up | Get tickets
 

SATURDAY and SUNDAY

Higashi Honganji Buddhist Temple Obon Festival - featured image
Higashi Honganji Buddhist Temple Obon Festival: One of the most popular festivals in Southern California. In addition to many cultural activities, the 2019 entertainment lineup will include TAIKOPROJECT, happyfunsmile, hereandnow, and many others. Higashi Honganji Buddhist Temple | Little Tokyo | Free
 
West Los Angeles Obon Festival: West Los Angeles Buddhist Temple presents their 71st Annual Obon Festival with Obon dancing, performances by West LA Taiko, food, games raffle, and more! West LA Buddhist Temple | Los Angeles | Free
 

SATURDAY

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 | $155
 
442 Graphic Novel Discussion and Drawing Workshop - featured image
442 Graphic Novel Discussion and Drawing Workshop: The creators of “442” will discuss their collaboration process on the graphic novel. A drawing workshop will follow. “442” follows a young man incarcerated at the Manzanar concentration camp during WWII who volunteers for the 442nd Regimental Combat Team. Japanese American National Museum | Little Tokyo | Free | Get tickets
 

SUNDAY

INVASION OF ASTRO MONSTER [Subtitled]: The sixth installment of Godzilla takes the franchise to space! Part of Secret Movie Club’s KAIJU SUMMER series. Vista Theatre | Los Feliz | $11 and up | Get tickets
 
DESTROY ALL MONSTERS [Subtitled] - featured image
DESTROY ALL MONSTERS [Subtitled]: The ninth film in the Godzilla franchise features Godzilla, Mothra, Rodan, King Ghidorah, Anguirus, and Minilla. Part of Secret Movie Club’s KAIJU SUMMER series. Vista Theatre | Los Feliz | $11 and up | Get tickets
 
KIKI'S DELIVERY SERVICE [Dubbed] - featured image
KIKI’S DELIVERY SERVICE [Dubbed]: Celebrate the 30th anniversary of this beloved coming-of-age story from the legendary Studio Ghibli and Academy Award®-winning director Hayao Miyazaki, about a resourceful young witch who uses her broom to create a delivery service, only to lose her gift of flight in a moment of self-doubt. Select Movie Theaters | Around Los Angeles | Varies | Get tickets
 
Tune in Tokyo: Plastic City 4 - featured image
Tune in Tokyo: Plastic City 4: Tune in Tokyo is back for PLASTIC CITY 4, their fourth CITY POP Night in Downtown Los Angeles featuring 70s & 80s Idols & the Golden Age of Japanese Pop. The LASH | Downtown | $5
 

ONGOING EVENTS

BAKERU | Transforming Spirits: Japan House Los Angeles | Hollywood | Free
 
Hello Kitty’s 45th Anniversary Group Art Show: Corey Helford Gallery | Downtown | Free
 
Manga Hokusai Manga: The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles | Miracle Mile | Free
 
 
 
 
 

UPCOMING PICKS

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