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NOVUS PLANTS Five Masterpiece

jANUARY 10 - FEBRUARY 2, 2019

As we celebrate the beginning of the new year, JFLA will host an exhibition featuring photographs from a selection of works by Hiroki Ohara, artist and fifth-generation Headmaster of the Ohara School of Ikebana.


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Free Japanese Cinema Screening

MIRAI
(98mins, 2018)

Directed by Mamoru Hosoda

Wednesday, January 23 @7PM
Free Admission, NO Registration REQUIRED

*Seating is on a first come first serve basis and subject to capacity. Please arrive early for best seating.

An official selection at Cannes Directors’ Fortnight, and the epic capstone of director Mamoru Hosoda’s career, Mirai is a sumptuous, magical, and emotionally soaring adventure about the ties that bring families together and make us who we are.


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Encore Screening

Yoko the Cherry Blossom
(115mins, 2015)

Directed by Gen Takahashi

Saturday, January 26 @1PM
Free Admission, NO Registration REQUIRED

The inspiring true story of a rural Japanese high school teacher's lifelong quest to create the very first artificially pollinated hybrid cherry blossom, to fulfill a promise he made to his beloved students before they were sent off to the battlefields to fight in World War II.


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Meditation with Japanese Singing Bowl

Wednesday, January 30
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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Takuma Kamine: Myо̄-о̄ in the Shell

art exhibition
February 6 - March 9, 2019

Pre-Opening Event

Wednesday, February 6 @7pm

RSVP is not required but appreciated

 

When Takuma Kamine first encountered the images of Buddhist guardian deities as a child, he was filled with awe and fear. As a working artist now, Kamine has crystallized those initial emotions into figures which borrow elements from Japanese animation and comics.  The exhibition will feature a selection of Kamine’s sculptures including representations of the Five Great Wisdom Kings (J: Godai Myо̄о̄) and of his drawings which include the Five and add three more to round out the Eight Great Wisdom Kings (J: Hachidai Myо̄о̄) grouping.


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JFLA Lecture Series 58

action in print: visual narrative in edo-period popular literature
Lecturer: Dr. ellis tinios

wednesday, february 20, 7pm
japan house los angeles
free admission, registration required

In this lavishly illustrated talk Dr. Ellis TINIOS will introduce illustrated popular fiction produced for a mass audience in Japan in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries—a varied body of printed material worthy of wider appreciation.


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JF Nihongo Winter 2019

January 19 - March 21
Register now!

Study Japanese this winter!  Our JF Nihongo Winter 2019 term will start on January 19!
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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CPS Now Hiring Japanese Teacher

Chicago Public Schools (CPS) is the third largest school district in the United States of America (USA).
With over 108,000 students learning Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin,
Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Urdu, and American Sign Language in 351 schools. Together with
the Consulate General of Japan, in Chicago, we are looking to expand our Japanese Language Program.


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2018-19 Grants Now Available!

  1. Japanese Language Learners Event Grant
    Deadlines:   3/1/20189/1/2018

  2. Japanese Teaching Material Purchase Grant
    Deadlines:   3/15/20189/15/2018

  3. Salary Assistance Grant for Japanese Language Courses
    Deadline:  4/10/2018 

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


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