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Ongoing Art Exhibits sponsored by other organizations and supported by the Japan America Society.
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Upcoming events

    • Tuesday, January 23, 2018
    • Sunday, January 06, 2019
    • The Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90049

    Footed Fan-shaped Box (detail), Japanese, Edo period, late 17th–mid-18th century, lacquer. Musée national des Châteaux de Versailles et de Trianon. Photo: Thierry Ollivier. © RMN–Grand Palais/ Art Resource, NY

    Through January 6, 2019

    Tuesday - Thursday 10 am–5:30 pm
    Friday*–Saturday 10 am–9 pm
    Closed Mondays
    * Extended hours until August 31, 2018

    The Getty Center
    1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90049
    For GPS and maps use: Intersection of Getty Center Drive and Sepulveda Boulevard
    Map and directions

    Parking is $15; $10 after 3 pm.

    This exhibition showcases Japanese lacquer from the private collection of the French queen Marie-Antoinette. Her collection of small lacquer boxes was one of the finest in Europe, and she considered it to be among her most cherished possessions. The elaborate works reveal the queen's personal taste and demonstrate the high level of achievement attained by Japanese lacquer artists during the 17th and 18th centuries.

    Admission is free

    For more information, visit The J. Paul Getty Museum website

    • Friday, August 17, 2018
    • Wednesday, October 10, 2018
    • Japan House Los Angeles Gallery, Hollywood & Highland Center, 6801 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028

    Friday, August 17, 2018 - Wednesday, October 10, 2018

    Curator's Walk through: 
    Saturday, August 25, 2018 1:00pm
    Saturday, September 1, 2018 1:00pm
    RSVP for the walk through here

    Japan House Los Angeles Gallery
    Hollywood & Highland Center 2F

    6801 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028

    “Prototyping in Tokyo” is an interactive exhibition introducing the advanced technologies utilized by Professor Shunji Yamanaka in his development of cutting-edge prototypes. The exhibition highlights the importance of prototypes as objects that link new technologies and society, offering a glimpse into possible future user experiences. Creations often only shared within the research community, present the public with a unique window into the dreams and creative trials of researchers, combining technology with intrinsic Japanese aesthetics, revealing remarkable beauty.


    For more details, visit Japan House Los Angeles' website

    • Thursday, August 30, 2018
    • Saturday, September 29, 2018
    • The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles, 5700 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90036

    Thursday, August 30, 2018 - Saturday, September 29, 2018
    Mon-Fri: 10am - 7pm, Sat: Noon-5pm
    Closed on Sundays & Labor Day [Sep 3]

    The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles
    5700 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90036
    *No Parking Validation Available. Street Parking is available. Parking Information

    “TOKYO Before/After” features a selection of approximately 80 works, in which works by photographers who had captured images of Tokyo in the 1930-40s are presented in juxtaposition with those taken after 2010. 

    The 1930-40s prior to World War II had been times in which the current framework of Tokyo had begun to take form, and photographers had effectively utilized highly developing means of photographic expression to establish vibrant images of urban space where tradition and modernity contended with one another. 

    On the other hand, Tokyo since the 2010s, while taking it upon itself to confront and address the fluidizing social circumstances after the Great East Japan Earthquake, is further undergoing a significant transformation towards the 2020 Olympic Games. Photographers are also trying to emphasize their individual perspectives while incorporating the alternating and ever-changing means of photographic expression brought about through rapid digitization. 

    Through comparing photographs for these two distinct periods, the past, present, and future image of Tokyo comes to clearly emerge and reveal itself. 

    While interest in Tokyo continues to grow throughout the world in anticipation of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, we hope that the works of the Japanese photographers in this exhibition, through their specific imagery, will serve to encourage a deeper understanding of Tokyo as a vast city of many different faces.

    For more information, visit Japan Foundation Los Angeles' website

Past events

Friday, June 22, 2018 Exhibit: "Naoki Sakai: Functional Aesthetics"
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 Art Exhibit: Impressions of the Seas: Gyotaku Fish Prints by Dwight Hwang
Friday, March 09, 2018 Photo Exhibition: Helen Keller and Hachiko
Friday, September 15, 2017 Atmosphere in Japanese Painting
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 Nikkei Samurai: Japanese Swords and the Nisei Veteran
Monday, August 01, 2016 Baseball Gallery at Sports Museum of Los Angeles features items from Babe Ruth and Dodgers visits to Japan
Saturday, April 02, 2016 Exhibit: Mingei of Japan - Treasures New and Old from the Museum’s Collection
Sunday, October 11, 2015 Exhibit: Living for the Moment: Japanese Prints from the Barbara S. Bowman Collection
Tuesday, October 06, 2015 Exhibits: Ishiuchi Miyako: Postwar Shadows and The Younger Generation: Contemporary Japanese Photography
Sunday, August 30, 2015 The Price Collection
Sunday, March 29, 2015 Exhibit: Raku: The Cosmos in a Tea Bowl
Saturday, October 25, 2014 Groundswell: Guerilla Architecture in Response to the Great East Japan Earthquake
Saturday, July 12, 2014 Exhibit: Gathering Whispers – Solo Exhibition by Edwin Ushiro
Saturday, July 05, 2014 Exhibit: Kimono for a Modern Age
Saturday, July 05, 2014 Exhibit: Zuan: Japanese Design Books
Friday, June 27, 2014 Exhibition: Japanese Design Today 100
Friday, April 25, 2014 Exhibit: New Way Forward: Japanese Hanga of the 20th Century
Friday, March 07, 2014 Art Exhibit: Enduring Connection Beyond Time, Space, and Culture
Tuesday, February 04, 2014 Hiroshi Sugimoto: Past Tense
Saturday, February 01, 2014 Exhibit: The Color of Life: Japanese Paintings from the Price Collection
Saturday, January 25, 2014 Exhibit: Traditions Transfigured: The Noh Masks of Bidou Yamaguchi
Friday, April 19, 2013 New Contemporary Exhibition: Takashi Tomo-oka
Saturday, April 13, 2013 Japanese Prints: Hokusai at LACMA
Friday, April 05, 2013 Focus on the Subject: The Art of the Harari Collection
Tuesday, March 26, 2013 Japan’s Modern Divide: The Photographs of Hiroshi Hamaya and Kansuke Yamamoto
Monday, January 28, 2013 Tanka After the Tsunami
Saturday, January 19, 2013 LACMA Installation: Cranes by Maruyama Okyo
Sunday, January 06, 2013 Idealization of Realty
Friday, November 23, 2012 Eiichiro Porcelain Arts Exhibition 2012
Saturday, November 03, 2012 Exhibit: SHADOWS: For the Sake of the Children
Saturday, October 27, 2012 Genji's World in Japanese Woodblock Prints
Friday, August 10, 2012 Art Exhibition/Reception: The Los Angeles Nagoya Sakura Children's Art Exhibition
Saturday, August 04, 2012 Exhibition: Ohie Toshio and the Perfection of the Japanese Book
Sunday, June 03, 2012 Art Exhibition/Reception: Back to Earth by Kaoru Kaplan and Kazumi Onoue
Friday, May 04, 2012 Masterpieces of Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Friday, April 20, 2012 Gajin Fujita: Ukiyo-e in Contemporary Painting
Friday, April 20, 2012 SAKURA Manga Poster Traveling Exhibit
Thursday, April 12, 2012 Japanese Paintings: Paths to Enlightenment
Saturday, April 07, 2012 LACMA Photo Exhibition: Fracture: Daido Moriyama
Friday, March 30, 2012 Kimono in the 20th Century
Saturday, March 10, 2012 FOLDING PAPER: The Infinite Possibilities of Origami
Sunday, March 04, 2012 MOVING FORWARD: Life after the Great East Japan Earthquake
Sunday, November 13, 2011 100 Years: The Imagination of Robert Crowder, Vralati and Shoji Kuroda
Saturday, June 18, 2011 Masterpieces from the Price Collection
Saturday, April 16, 2011 Itō Jakuchū Exhibition: A Man with No Age
Monday, March 21, 2011 Art Exhibition "Meiji: Japan Rediscovered"
Thursday, January 27, 2011 Felice Beato: A Photographer on the Eastern Road
Saturday, January 01, 2011 DREAMS & DIVERSIONS: 250 Years of Japanese Woodblock Prints
Saturday, January 01, 2011 Art Exhibition: "Japan in Blue and White"
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