Opening night:
The Art of SHINZABURO TAKEDA

Date & Time:
Wednesday, March 13, 7PM
*Light refreshment will be served.

Venue:
The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles Auditorium
(5700 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90036)

*No Parking Validation. Street parking is available near JFLA. Click here for parking info.

Admission:
Free
*Registration Required
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Takeda talks about the universality of the human being seen through the eyes of a Japanese painter that has adopted the ancient Mexican culture, merging in his art two apparently unknown and different worlds. Shinzaburo Takeda arrived to Mexico fifty years ago and has been shaping a great school of art in the city of Oaxaca for three decades, giving to his students not only his pictorial technique, but more importantly helping them discover their true identity, and in that way helping them to live and develop his own art.

Documenary screening followed by a lecture

 

This event is co-presented by
The Consulates General of Mexico in Los Angeles


Film Screening:

HOMIE KEI
- Japanese Gangsta Became Chicano-

(73mins, 2018)
Directed by Masa Sakamaki

In Japanese with English subtitles

 

 

Date & Time:
Thursday, March 14, 6PM
*Light refreshment will be served.


Venue:
CCCM Mexican Center for Culture and Cinematic Arts
(2401 W. 6th St., Los Angeles, CA 90057)

 

Admission:
Free
*Registration Required
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This documentary depicts a former Japanese gang member named KEI who spent more than 10 years in U.S. prisons and encountered Chicano gang members. His experiences enlightened and changed him forever, and in this film, KEI looks back at his rough time with the Japanese gang (“YAKUZA”) and how he appreciates and cherishes his close friendships with former Chicano gang members.

KEI was caught during an FBI narcotic sting operation and served 10 years in prison. While serving his time, KEI met Chicano gang members and was surprised by the strong kinship they had with each other and their family values, which KEI never had before. Eventually he became one of them, and his friendship with them continued after he was released from the prison to the present day.

After KEI went back to Japan, he opened his own production company of CDs, DVDs, movies, fashion, and tattoos called “Homie Brand”, and he also established an organization which helps troubled kids. He occasionally visits East Los Angeles to meet his former Chicano gang friends.

 

Official Web Site & Trailer: http://homie-kei.com/

 

This event is co-presented by
The Consulates General of Mexico in Los Angeles


Urban Dance Performance Show

featuring

Hilty & Bosch

 

Date & Time:
Friday, March 15, 6PM


Venue:
CCCM Mexican Center for Culture and Cinematic Arts
(2401 W. 6th St., Los Angeles, CA 90057)

 

Admission:
Free
*Registration Required
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Hilty & Bosch is a Japanese two-man dance unit that performs all over the world. The duo’s astonishing performance is reversed throughout the globe. Their YouTube videos have received over 35 million hits. 
 

The two have made appearances in 5 continents, over 30 countries, and 150 major cities in shows, musicals, workshops, TV programs, as judges and more. In the year of 2014, they had a solo performance in Japan which ended in great success. Since then, they have been taking part in Web commercials and attending fashion shows as guest stars, broadening their horizons in different areas of entertainment business.

 

Watch Video: https://youtu.be/b3P2cQ7a5BI

Official Web Site: http://hiltyandbosch.com

 

Music by the one and only....

DJ TIANGUIS

 

 

This event is co-presented by
The Consulates General of Mexico in Los Angeles


Closing Night:
Japan-Mexico Business Seminar

*Invite Only


Date & Time:
Monday, March 18


Venue:
JAPAN HOUSE Los Angele


 

This event is presented by
The Consulates General of Japan in Los Angeles
The Consulates General of Mexico in Los Angeles
JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles