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Traveling Exhibition

Manga Hokusai Manga:
Approaching the Master’s Compendium from the Perspective of Contemporary Comics

May 2 - August 3, 2019


Mon-Fri: 10am-7pm, Sat: Noon-5pm
Closed on Sundays

Venue:The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles
Admission: FREE

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!*)


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Exhibition Preview

Mini Lectures:
Old Man Mad About Painting: An Introduction to the Art of Katsushika Hokusai
Lecturer: MEHER MCARTHUR  
May 1 @7:30pm & 8:00pM (Lectures)・7:00pm - 9:00pm (Preview)
Admission: FREE
*Click here to register

*Light Refreshments will be served.

Before the formal opening of the exhibition on May 2, we invite everyone to preview and celebrate it together. We will have two short lectures, "Old Man Mad About Painting: An Introduction to the Art of Katsushika Hokusai" with Japanese art historian, Meher McArthur (Academic Curator, Scripps College, Claremont and Creative Director of the Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden, Pasadena) to help us understand the world of Hokusai art. You will be one of the first people to watch and enjoy this wonderful exhibition.


JF Nihongo Spring 2019

April 20 - June 29
Everyday Japanese 1: both Thu. & sat. classes are sold out
Everyday Japanese 2 & 3: a few spots are still available!

Study Japanese this spring!  The registration for JF Nihongo Spring term has started!
People interested in learning Japanese at JFLA will have three beginner-level Japanese-language courses.  In each class, students will learn concepts and communication skills which are essential to having a well-rounded understanding of everyday Japanese! 

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Bilingual Yoga at Lunchtime

Wednesday, May 1 & 29
12:30pm
1:00pm
(2 sessions, 20min/ session)

Wellness Wednesdays: We offer Wellness programs on Wednesday at lunchtime!
May 1 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.


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Meditation with Japanese Singing Bowl

Wednesday, May 15
12:30pm, 1:00pm (20min sessions)
free admission

Mid-week fatigue is a familiar foe to many of us.  Why not maximize your relaxation and join us for a Sound Bath at Lunchtime!
The singing bowl used for this program harmoniously combines the healing qualities of the Tibetan singing bowl and its Japanese traditional singing bowl. Relax and feel your stress dissipate into thin air as the sounds of the singing bowl lead you into a meditative state.
There is no charge and no reservation required. All are welcome to come, sit, listen, and refresh!


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2019-20 Grants Now Available!

  1. Japanese Language Learners Event Grant
    Deadlines:   3/1/2019,  9/1/2019

  2. Japanese Teaching Material Purchase Grant
    Deadlines:   3/15/2019,  9/15/2019

  3. Salary Assistance Grant for Japanese Language Courses
    Deadline:  4/10/2019 

  4. Japanese Language Education Project Grant
    Deadline:  Two months prior to the project start date


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