Zoomdanke will offer a free performance and a short kendama workshop.
Have you ever wanted to try kendama? Check out a series of free performances and workshops by celebrated performance duo “Zoomadanke” at Japan House Los Angeles. These pioneers blend the traditional Japanese cup-and-ball pastime with dance and music to create a new style of performance. Kendama is gaining popularity around the world as a new style of entertainment. Be amazed by this dynamic duo, and then give it a shot yourself!
Please check out Japan House Los Angeles Facebook page for details.
Lecturer: Dr. Jonathan “Capital” Patterson
Japanese pop music (J-Pop) has been greatly widespread and continues to gain popularity throughout the world. Part of their popularity is due to the Japanese animation, manga and fashion cultures. However, J-Pop has various distinct characteristics and is meticulously constructed to stay in the listener's head. In this lecture, Dr. Jonathan “Capital” Patterson will explain J-Pop music theory and will expose their secrets. You will develop a deeper understanding of music between Japan and the West as well as appreciate J-Pop music. Come enjoy the world of J-Pop music.
Loving Tribute to Unsung Hero: Kirareyaku
Uzumasa Limelight (太秦ライムライト) (104mins, 2014)
A drama that evokes the pathos of an actor who specializes in the waning samurai film genre, set at the Uzumasa film studio in Kyoto.Fukumoto Seiji, Japan's top "kirareyaku" (whose job it is to be felled with a sword by a film's star) with appearances in numerous samurai movies, plays a utility actor reminiscent of himself in his first starring role in a film.
Wellness Wednesdays: We offer Wellness programs every 1st and 3rd Wednesday at lunchtime!
February 28 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.
Using Sumi ink, Washi paper, and the days catch, Gyotaku (gyo =fish, taku= stone rubbing) is the traditional method of printing fish in Japan. Strictly adopting the traditional technique and materials, the artwork by Dwight Hwang is so sophisticated and detailed as to seemingly give new life to the fish. This is a preview show for the exhibition to be held in summer 2018 at the Japan Foundation, Los Angeles. All of the fish featured in this preview show will be from Japan.
Japanese Language Learners Event Grant
Deadlines: 3/1/2018, 9/1/2018
Japanese Teaching Material Purchase Grant
Deadlines: 3/15/2018, 9/15/2018
Salary Assistance Grant for Japanese Language Courses
Japanese Language Education Project Grant
Deadline: Two months prior to the project start date