Mon-Fri: 10am-7pm, Sat: Noon-5pm
Closed on Sundays
Venue:The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles
This exhibition approaches the Hokusai Manga from the perspective of contemporary Japanese comics, focusing on genre, pictorial storytelling and participatory culture rather than the integration ofword and image or the role of popular characters. And instead of aiming at a historiographic verification of influences, the exhibition invites viewers to ponder their own notions about manga by comparing works from different periods while exploring the diversity therein.
(*Special Grant for School Visits to JFLA available!*)
Miss Hokusai (90mins, 2016)
Directed by Keiichi Hara
From award-winning director Keiichi Hara (Colorful) and Japanese powerhouse Production I.G (creators of Ghost in the Shell) comes a remarkable story of the daughter behind one of history’s most famous artists.
What is your Japan? We think Japanese culture no longer belongs only to the Japanese nation, but has become a global asset that anybody in the world is entitled to enjoy on their own terms. So many different aspects of Japanese culture are here to inspire your senses, enlighten your mind, engage your own creativity, and encourage your learning. In other words, Japan is yours. Please tell us about your Japan!
In this workshop held in conjunction with our Manga Hokusai Manga exhibition, you will learn classic Japanese bookbinding technique using fine quality washi (Japanese paper) and linen thread from a book artist and graphic designer Tania Baban.
Wellness Wednesdays: We offer Wellness programs on Wednesday at lunchtime!
May 29 is Yoga day! In this program, no need to change clothes or use a yoga mat; you will be seated in a chair receiving relaxing instruction from a bilingual (English and Japanese) instructor. Learn simple Japanese phrases during the instruction and stretch your mind as well as your body.
There will be two free sessions beginning at 12:30pm and 1:00pm. No reservation necessary, all are welcome.
The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles's (JFLA's) popular video series, Go Mike-san! (Ganbare Mike-san!), is now in its 3rd season!
In these entertaining educational videos, Mike-san tries his best to navigate the ambiguous Japanese cultural and language-related situations he finds himself in working at JFLA. You can always find new episodes on our Facebook and Instagram. Now all past episodes are listed and available to view on our website. Let’s check it out!
Japanese Language Learners Event Grant
Japanese Teaching Material Purchase Grant
Salary Assistance Grant for Japanese Language Courses
Japanese Language Education Project Grant
Deadline: Two months prior to the project start date
Hakuho Foundation is now accepting applications for the 15th Hakuho Japanese Research Fellowship.
The Fellowship invites leading international researchers of the Japanese language, Japanese language education, Japanese literature and Japanese culture to Japan to conduct residential research.
In providing residential research opportunities, the Fellowship aims to further strengthen the base of international research into Japan and to deepen the understanding of Japan.
1. Fellowship period:
Long-term (12 months): September 1, 2020 - August 31, 2021
Short-term (6 months): September 1, 2020 - February 28, 2021 (Round 1), or
Short-term (6 months): March 1, 2021 - August 31, 2021 (Round 2)
Application period: June 3 - October 31, 2019
Notification: late March 2020
Applications will be accepted online beginning with the 15th Fellowship.
For further details, please visit our website or contact us at the address below.
Application Guide/ Online Application Form:
Activity Report [Yokogao]
- providing an introduction to the research and daily life of our Fellows