Monday, July 29 – Sunday, August 4
 

MONDAY

Hello Kitty Cafe Truck: Commerce: The Hello Kitty Cafe Truck is comes to the Citadel Outlets for a week-long pop-up appearance. Citadel Outlets | Commerce | Through Sunday
 
KIKI’S DELIVERY SERVICE [Subtitled]: rate 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
 

TUESDAY

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Japanese Conversation Cafe: Get together and enjoy coffee and tea while you chat with native Japanese speakers. All levels welcome! Japanese language experience is not necessary. The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf | Miracle Mile | Free | Get tickets
 
Astro Boy Screening and Discussion: A special screening of Astro Boy and a panel discussion featuring Macoto Tezka and an American animation expert will explore the two way street of influence between Japanese and American animation. Japan House Los Angeles | Hollywood | $20 | Join Waitlist
 

WEDNESDAY

KIKI’S DELIVERY SERVICE [Dubbed]: Select Movie Theaters | Around Los Angeles | Varies | Get tickets
 

FRIDAY – SUNDAY

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Animanga: Cosplay, Anime, and Gaming Convention: Held once a year for a 3-day weekend, Animanga features cosplay, competitions, gaming, vendors, amusement, panels, performances and other activities.  The convention focuses on Japanese popular culture, primarily anime and manga, as well as gaming and other forms of animation. Fairplex | Pomona | $15.00 | Get tickets
 

FRIDAY

Kaiju Summer Party + DESTROY ALL MONSTERS [Subtitled]: A Kaiju-themed party at Live House Hollywood complete with open bar, food, all things Japanese pop-culture, music, movie lovers, followed by a 35mm screening of DESTROY ALL MONSTERS at the Vista Theatre. Live House Hollywood | Hollywood | $57.75 and up | Get tickets
 

SATURDAY

Donabe Cooking Workshop with Naoko Takei Moore: Naoko Takei Moore, the co-author of “Donabe,” will discuss classic and modern Japanese clay pot cooking and demonstrate a few recipe from her recent cookbook. West LA Library | West LA | Free | Get tickets
 
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Bonsai: Inheritance of Living Art: A presentation and live demonstration by bonsai master craftsman Takahiro Mori on the history of bonsai and its role in passing down culture and tradition to future generations. Japan House Los Angeles | Hollywood | Free | Get tickets
 

SUNDAY

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Soba Workshop: Put your hands in flour and learn how to make soba noodles from scratch with food writer and cooking instructor Sonoko Sakai. Sonoko Sakai | Highland Park | $135
 
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GODZILLA VS MECHAGODZILLA [Subtitled]: Before the Showa period would come to an end and Godzilla would go into a 10 year movie hibernation, the Godzilla moviemakers found they had one more trick up their sleeve: Mechagodzilla. Part of the Secret Movie Club’s KAIJU SUMMER series. Vista Theatre | Los Feliz | $11 and up | Get tickets
 

ONGOING EVENTS

BAKERU | Transforming Spirits: Japan House Los Angeles | Hollywood | Free
 
 

UPCOMING PICKS

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