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Free Japanese Cinema Screening

Los Angeles Premiere

Tsukiji Wonderland

Wednesday, August 24 @ 7pm 

The Tsukiji Market, which is called "Kitchen of Japan", is the biggest wholesale seafood market in the world.This film will show you the passion of people in Tsukiji and the important essence of Japanese traditional cuisine through interviews with vendors, plus commentary from food celebrities such as multi-Michelin-star chefs Jiro Ono and Rene Redzepi.
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Street-style Kendama Master

AKIRA TAJIMA Demonstrations

& Clinics in San Diego
Thursday, August 25

The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles invites a young Japanese Kendama Master, Akira Tajima, to do performances and workshops in San Diego. Featuring Jake Wiens (Kendama USA) and other U.S. Pro Performer.
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Making Sushi in Japanese
Thursday, August 25 @ 7pm
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Experience sushi like never before in this popular workshop!  Learn to make different types of sushi, order sushi in Japanese, and eat them!  A professional sushi chef will instruct participants during the sushi-making, and our language instructors will teach them useful vocabulary and expressions as well as manners and customs related to sushi.
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Street-style Kendama Master

AKIRA TAJIMA Demonstrations

& Clinics in Los Angeles
Sat. & Sun., August 27 & 28

A young Japanese Kendama Master, Akira Tajima and Jake Wiens (Kendama USA) from San Francisco to do performances and workshops in Venice Beach, Santa Monica, Little Tokyo and Echo Park.
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Grooves n' Kendama
Sunday, August 28, 3pm-5:30pm
iam8bit Gallery

All Ages / Free Admission 

Enjoy Sunday afternoon of Kendama demonstrations & dublab DJ's (Hashim B & Juke Bounce Werk) Japanese EDM, Electronica, Pops sound.
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Photo Exhibition:

The Way of Japanese Bath
Sep. 7 - Oct. 8

Photographer Mark Edward Harris first experienced Japanese hot springs in the early 1990s in Beppu, a town located on the southern island of Kyushu. Afterwards, he traveled extensively throughout Japan to capture images of various types of onsen and published a photographic collection entitled The Way of the Japanese Bath which is now in its second printing. 

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Lecture Series 35
The Way of Japanese Bath
by Mark Edward Harris

Wednesday, Sep. 7 @ 7:30pm

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Japan, which lies along the Pacific Ring of Fire, is where a large chunk of the planet's earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur.  One benefit of this geological turbulence over the centuries has been the creation of hot springs (called “onsen” in Japanese) throughout Japan.
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Special Screening
The Boy and the Beast
Sunday, September 25 @ 2pm
James Armstrong Theatre

Admission: FREE 

The latest feature film from award-winning Japanese director Mamoru Hosoda (Summer WarsWolf Children): When Kyuta, a young orphan living on the streets of Shibuya, stumbles into a fantastic world of beasts, he’s taken in by Kumatetsu, a gruff, rough-around-the-edges warrior beast who’s been searching for the perfect apprentice.
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JF Nihongo Fall Term
Sep. 10 - Nov. 19
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We offer unique and exciting language courses, the JF Nihongo (Nihongo=Japanese), which are based on the Japan Foundation’s JF Standard.  These courses focus on how well learners can do things in practical settings. Using materials from Japanese daily life, you will enjoy these friendly, interactive, and above all, fun courses.  Register by August 26 and get 10% off discount!

Performing Arts JAPAN 2017-2018
Call for Applications
Deadline: October 31, 2016

The Japan Foundation is now accepting project proposals for Performing Arts Japan (PAJ) touring and collaboratrion grants for the 2017 - 2018 fiscal year. This program is designed to provide financial assistance for non-profit organizations in the US and Canada that aim to introduce Japanese performing arts to local audiences. 
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