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A 7-person play centering around two artists debating cultural versus institutionalized silence. Utilizing ensemble storytelling, circus arts and archival footage from the 1981 Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (CWRIC) hearings— nearly 40 years after WWII mass incarceration of Japanese Americans. What does it mean to show up for each other, speak out and generate the collective clamor necessary for social change?
On the margins of Tokyo, a dysfunctional band of outsiders are united by fierce loyalty, a penchant for petty theft and playful grifting. When the young son is arrested, secrets are exposed that upend their tenuous, below-the-radar existence and test their quietly radical belief that it is love—not blood—that defines a family.
The first North American exhibition of internationally acclaimed Japanese manga artist, Naoki Urasawa. Considered a modern master, Urasawa combines dynamic storytelling and transcendent artistic skill in the development of rich and sophisticated characters. His stories touch upon the hopes, dreams, and at times underlying fears of humanity.Find out more
When Takuma Kamine first encountered the images of Buddhist guardian deities as a child, he was filled with awe and fear. As a working artist now, Kamine has crystallized those initial emotions into figures which borrow elements from Japanese animation and comics.Find out more
Famed artist Takashi Murakami's latest exhibition, GYATEI², "references the climactic mantra, 'gyatei, gyatei, haragyatei, harasogyatei,' that comes at the end of the Heart Sutra. This phrase could be full of meaning or devoid of meaning—some say it imitates an infant’s cry and, when chanted loudly, signifies rebirth."Find out more
UCLA’s Nikkei Student Union (NSU) invites you to join us for our 33rd Annual Cultural Night: Once Adrift. Come and learn more regarding Japanese American culture and experience and see performances by our 2019 Drama Cast, Kyodo Taiko, NSU Modern, and NSU Odori!Find out more
Make curry from scratch, using fresh whole spices and seeds. You will do our own spice blends and make a curry brick, only ours will be without any preservatives or food coloring. We will then make a chicken and vegetable curry and have it for lunch with sprouted brown rice and home made Fukujinzuke relish - pickles of the seven lucky gods.Find out more
Celebrated as one of Japan’s leading contemporary print artists and known for his bold, even disturbing, portraits of Japan’s leading actors in a dynamic theatrical form, Kōkei captures the intense color, movement and emotion of kabuki in 77 prints on display through July 14th.Find out more