Thursday, June 8, 2017

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Featured Events

Ametora: How Japan Saved American Style

(605 W. Olympic Blvd., 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>

Culture & Language Events

Film Screening: Tatara Samurai

June 2 - 8 @12pm, 3:15pm, 6:30pm, 9:45pm
New People Cinema (San Francisco)
June 2 @7pm
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Sho Aoyagi: member of the EXILE Theater Company, known for Kyo, Koi o Hajimemasu (2012) which he won the 22nd Japanese Movie Critics Awards' Best Newcomer Award.

AKIRA: EXILE member, known for his film debut in Hanayori Dango F (2008), and Chanto Tsutaeru (2009), which he won the 19th Japanese Movie Critics Awards' Best Newcomer Award.

Naoki Kobayashi: EXILE member, known for Attack No. 1 (2009)

Director: Yoshinari Nishikori, known for Railways (2010) and Konshin (2013) 

Executive Producer: EXILE HIRO, known for his career as a performer of EXILE and his position as CCO of LDH WORLD.   

Composer of the Theme Song: Joe Hisaishi, known for Studio Ghibli films such as Spirited AwayHowl's Moving CastleMy Neighbor TotoroPrincess Mononoke, and many more. 

Message from Naoki Kobayashi (In Japanese):

Other Events

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>