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“I envy the Japanese,” Van Gogh wrote to his brother Theo. In the exhibition on which this film is based – VAN GOGH & JAPAN at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam – one can see why. Though Vincent van Gogh never visited Japan it is the country that had the most profound influence on him and his art.

Real Geisha, Real Stories Tour

Through dance, music, lectures and film, three authentic geisha performers from Kyoto will introduce the beauty and mystery of Kyoto's "flower and willow world." This will be a rare opportunity to meet with real geisha and learn the history and continuing traditions of ancient Japan.

Free and up

Keiro no Hi Festival

Japanese American Cultural & Community Center - JACCC 244 S San Pedro St, Little Tokyo, Los Angeles

Keiro no Hi, or Respect for the Aged Day, is a Japanese holiday to honor and celebrate older adults. Throughout the day, various older adult performers will take the stage for entertainment. Taiko, dancing, ukulele, and more.

Hello Kitty Friends Around The World Tour

L.A. Village Plaza 555 N Spring St, Downtown

Sanrio invites you on a special adventure with Hello Kitty Friends Around The World Tour ✈️: a fully immersive, multi-sensory, walk-through experience that takes you around the globe with Hello Kitty and her friends.


Every Living Thing: Animals in Japanese Art

LACMA 5905 Wilshire Blvd, Miracle Mile

Underpinned by Japan's unique spiritual heritage of Shintō and Buddhism, the Japanese reverence for nature—and the place of animals within that realm—is expressed in sculpture, painting, lacquer-work, ceramics, metalwork, cloisonné, and woodblock prints. Through December 8th.

– $25

Trotting to Paradise: The Animal in the Art of Japan

Japan House Los Angeles 6801 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood

This lecture will explore the broad application of animal themes to express ideas ranging from sacred power, geomantic direction, virtue or vice, seasons and poetry, then empirical observation and contemporary expression.

Beikoku Shodo Kenkyu Kai Calligraphy Exhibition

George J Doizaki Gallery 244 S San Pedro St, Los Angeles

Showcasing the work of the masters and up-and-coming artists from this Japanese Calligraphic Art group, Beikoku Shodo Kenkyu Kai.

FandangObon Festival

Japanese American Cultural & Community Center - JACCC 244 S San Pedro St, Little Tokyo, Los Angeles

The 7th annual FandangObon Festival bridging the participatory music and dance traditions of Fandango of Veracruz, Mexico; Japanese Buddhist Obon circle dances; and West African dance and drums of Nigeria and New Guinea.

ArtNight with Side Street Projects

Pasadena Buddhist Temple 1993 Glen Ave, Pasadena

Side Street Projects presents a free evening of multimedia experiences and discussions surrounding the history of the Japanese tea ceremony led by artist-in-residence Alan Nakagawa.