Monday, August 5 – Sunday, August 11

 

FEATURED

Nisei Week Japanese Festival

 

 

MONDAY & TUESDAY

LOVE LIVE! SUNSHINE!! THE SCHOOL IDOL MOVIE: OVER THE RAINBOW [Subtitled] - featured image
LOVE LIVE! SUNSHINE!! THE SCHOOL IDOL MOVIE: OVER THE RAINBOW [Subtitled]: Aqours reigned over all in Love Live, the last time they would be representing Uranohoshi Girls’ High School. Now, the first and second-year students are preparing for life at their new school–only to face a litany of unexpected trouble! Select Movie Theaters | Around Los Angeles | Varies | Get tickets
 

THURSDAY – SATURDAY

3 Days of Kyoto Animation Film Screenings - featured image
3 Days of Kyoto Animation Film Screenings: The Japan Foundation presents ‘3 Days of Kyoto Animation’ to celebrate the contributions of those affected by the tragedy at Kyoto Animation. A SILENT VOICE, LIZ AND THE BLUE BIRD, and SOUND! EUPHONIUM – OUR PROMISE: A BRAND NEW DAY The Japan Foundation LA | Miracle Mile | Free
 

SATURDAY & SUNDAY

Tanabata Festival - featured image
Tanabata Festival: Part of Nisei Week! Tanabata (Star) Festival celebrates the once-a-year meeting of star lovers, the Ox Herder and the Weaver Princess, who are separated by the Milky Way during the other 364 days of the year. This year’s theme is “Romance in the Stars ★ 星のロマンス.” Japanese American National Museum Plaza | Little Tokyo | Free
 
Gardena Obon Festival - featured image
Gardena Obon Festival: Taiko, food, entertainment, games and more. Dancing from 6pm on both nights. Gardena Buddhist Church – GBC | Gardena | Free
 

SATURDAY

Natsumatsuri Family Festival - featured image
Natsumatsuri Family Festival: Part of Nisei Week! JANM’s kid-friendly festival features, face painting, taiko and obon dancing lessons, and much more. Japanese American National Museum | Little Tokyo | Free | Get tickets
 
Make It Real: Flying Out of Miyazaki Animation - featured image
Make It Real: Flying Out of Miyazaki Animation: Artist Kazuhiko Hachiya will discuss his airplane project that was based on Miyazaki’s “Möwe (Mehve)” aircraft from NAUSICAA OF THE VALLEY OF THE WIND. The Japan Foundation LA | Miracle Mile | Free | Get tickets
 

SUNDAY

GODZILLA VS KING GHIDORAH [Subtitled] - featured image
GODZILLA VS KING GHIDORAH [Subtitled]: GODZILLA VS KING GHIDORAH, the 1991 version, the third movie in the Heisi era (which began with The Return of Godzilla in 1984). Whenever you have Godzilla, Mecha King Ghidorah, time-travel, and aliens, you know you have a great movie. 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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Note: Some sold out events omitted. Some events sell out after publication.