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KOSHIEN: JAPAN’S FIELD OF DREAMS [Subtitled]

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Baseball is life for the die-hard competitors in the 100th annual Koshien, Japan's wildly popular national high school baseball championship, whose alumni include U.S. baseball star Shohei Ohtani and former Yankee Hideki Matsui. But for Coach Mizutani and his players, cleaning the grounds and greeting their guests are equally important as honing their baseball skills. …

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$10

TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH [Subtitled]

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A brilliant mix of black comedy, travelogue, drama, and an adventure-imbued mockery of showbiz, To the Ends of the Earth is a young woman’s journey from displacement to a place of self-discovery.

$12

BRIGHT FUTURE [Subtitled]

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Kiyoshi Kurosawa, one of Japan’s most unique auteurs, builds a fascinatingly disorienting and quietly apocalyptic tale of alienated twenty-somethings in this haunting 2003 drama Bright Future. This was Kurosawa’s first feature to be selected in competition for the Cannes film festival.

$10

Yoshitomo Nara: Nara, Kawaii, and the “Superflat” Concept

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This series takes viewers through three different periods in Nara’s career, including his early art practice, questions narratives of “Japanese-ness” at the turn of the century, and the impact of the 2011 Great Tohoku disaster on Nara’s art. Presented by Yeewan Koon, Chair of the Department of Art History at the University of Hong Kong and author of Yoshitomo Nara, the first truly authoritative monograph on the artist in more than a decade.
Tues, Jan 5 | 6–7 pm | Who is that big-headed girl?
Tues, Jan 12 | 6–7 pm | Nara, kawaii, and the “Superflat” concept
Tues, Jan 19 | 6–7 pm | No longer just a girl with a knife: Art after Fukushima

Free

A Taste of Home: Dining Out in Japanese America

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Examine the past, present, and future of Japanese American restaurants and dining through a conversation with Chef Akira Hirose and Jo Ann Maehara (Azay Little Tokyo) and Chef Niki Nakayama (n/naka).

Free

Yoshitomo Nara: No Longer Just a Girl with a Knife: Art After Fukushima

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This series takes viewers through three different periods in Nara’s career, including his early art practice, questions narratives of “Japanese-ness” at the turn of the century, and the impact of the 2011 Great Tohoku disaster on Nara’s art.

Free

TRUE MOTHERS [Subtitled]

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Japan's Official Submission to the Academy Awards. After a long and unsuccessful struggle to get pregnant, Satoko and her husband decide to adopt a child. Six years later, the family’s orderly existence is shattered by the arrival of Hikari, a young woman claiming to be Asato’s biological mother, demanding his return.

$12

Lexus x Japangeles Collab Launch

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Don't miss the online launch of Japangeles x Lexus on Friday, January 29, at 12 pm. Apparel, accessories, headwear, and more!

Music Mondays: Motoko Honda

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The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles continues its Music Mondays Virtual Concert program with Critically-acclaimed Japanese-born pianist/composer/media artist Motoko Hondo.

Free