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BAMBOO MUSIC INSTRUMENT MAKING WORKSHOP FOR KIDS


Echo Park Film Center
(1200 N. Alvarado St., Los Angeles, CA 90026)
Sunday, June 4 / 3:00-5:00pm
Fee:$10 (per household) 

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


Bluewhale
(123 Astronaut E S Onizuka St., Suite 301, Los Angeles)

Monday, June 5, 9pm/10pm

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


FIDM
(919 S Grand Ave., A332 Los Angeles, CA 90015)
Thursday, June 8,  7-8:30pm (Doors open at 6:30pm)
Admission: Free


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. More Information>

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L.A. Materials & Technologies Retreat: Shibori Dye Techniques


Otis College of Art and Design
[9045 Lincoln Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045-3505]
June 4 – June 10, 2017

Shibori is the Japanese art of creating patterns by binding, stitching, folding and twisting fabric during the dyeing process. During this weeklong class, students will create intricate patterns by using many different resist techniques on both cotton and silk. More Information>