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Bamboo Music Instrument Making
Workshop for Kids

Sunday, June 4 / 3-5pm
Echo Park Film Center
(1200 N. Alvarado St., LA)
Fee: $10 (per household)

Reservation Required

The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles is proud to bring the shakuhachi (bamboo flute) master, John Kaizan Neptune from Japan and present a bamboo music instrument making workshop for kids. Participants can learn the craft of making a bamboo instrument and also enjoy playing it with master John Kaizan afterwords.
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Jazzin' Up: Shakuhachi interpretations 
by John Kaizan Neptune

Monday, June 5, 9pm/10pm 
(123 Astronaut E S Onizuka St.
Suite 301, Los Angeles
Admission: $10 

John Kaizan Neptune is widely acknowledged to be among the top masters of the shakuhachi, or Japanese bamboo flute. Well-known in Japan, this California native is also an accomplished jazz artist and composer who has gained respect in both the East and West for his versatile and technically sophisticated melting pot of sounds.
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Ametora: How Japan Saved American Style
Thursday, June 8,  7pm
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, The Annex

(605 West Oympic Blvd.
A332 Los Angeles)
Reservation Required

Tokyo-based writer W. David Marx will talk through his book on the development of menswear in Japan and how Japan now exports their own premium take on American classics like denim, Ivy League clothing, and streetwear to the rest of the world. Read More>

Japanese Language Courses
JF Nihongo Spring Term


Your potential blooms this spring!  Our courses are designed for new Japanese-language learners, as well as those who are interested in improving their existing language skills.  Read More>

2017-18 Grants Now Available!

  1. Learners Event Grant (Deadline: 9/1/2017)
  2. Teaching Material Purchase Grant (Deadline: 9/15/2017)
  3. Project Grant (Deadline: 2 months prior to project start date)

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