The Japan Foundation is honored to present the Carving Across Borders: Block Prints of Hiroshi Yoshida exhibition with the generous support of Randall and Diana Fullmer.
HIDETA KITAZAWA has worked extensively with non-Japanese performers to create evocative contemporary masks. His interaction with playwrights, actors and directors leads him to the creation of forms that fit their vision. His masks grow from a deep knowledge and thorough mastery of the centuries-old techniques of traditional mask-making. A single block of hinoki -- a Japanese cypress -- is chosen, and after preparing a clay model, chisel is laid to grain. Meticulously painted watercolors are applied to gesso-coated wood, and the actor brings the mask to life on stage.
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!
Put your Halloween costume on and join our Halloween themed conversation café, Tea Time! You will enjoy Japanese snacks and tea while you chat with native Japanese speakers. All levels welcome! Japanese language experience is not necessary—this event is open to everyone, ages 18 and up !
GHOST SQUAD (106mins, 2018)
Directed by Noboru Iguchi
A quirky horror film depicting the escapades of the ghost revenge group, "Ghost Squad", by the gifted director of The Machine Girl, Iguchi Noboru.
The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles will once again team up with TABLE FOR TWO USA for an Onigiri (Rice Ball) making workshop where you can learn how to make traditional Japanese rice balls with savory fillings and seaweed! This year, thanks to the support from Sanrio Inc., you will have a chance to make one-of-a-kind Hello Kitty onigiri! All workshop participants will also receive a small Halloween-themed gift from Sanrio! Space is limited and RSVP is essential.
The Japan Foundation is now accepting project proposals for Performing Arts Japan (PAJ) touring and collaboratrion grants for the 2019 - 2020 fiscal year. Application deadline is 5:00 p.m. EST, October 31, 2018.
Japan and Korea are neighboring countries that share many similarities and contrasts in customs and language. For example, both countries use chopsticks but did you know that the types of chopstick are different? What other similarities or differences do these countries share?
In this lecture, by sampling video clips from various Korean and Japanese programs, we will explore some unique aspects of the two cultures, especially as it connects to how people communicate with one another. After the lecture, you will enjoy a tasting of Korean and Japanese food and beverages and be able to “grab” an understanding of the two cultures! No language knowledge is required.
Wellness Wednesdays: We offer Wellness programs on Wednesday at lunchtime!
August 15 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.
Click here and select Japanese Training Programs from the online form to contact us with any questions or to inform us of your intention to apply to one of these programs.
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