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Raku: The Cosmos in a Teabowl
March 29 – June 7, 2015
@LACMA
Pavilion for Japanese Art


The Japan Foundation and the Raku Museum are very pleased to announce Raku: The Cosmos in a Teabowl, an exhibition presenting 450 years of Raku ware to be held at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
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Free Japanese Cinema Screening

Sisters of the Gion 
Wednesday, April 8 @7pm

This film follows the parallel paths of the independent, unsentimental Omocha (Isuzu Yamada) and her sister, the more tradition-minded Umekichi (Yoko Umemura), both geishas in the working-class district of Gion. Mizoguchi’s film is a brilliantly shot, uncompromising look at the forces that keep many women at the bottom rung of the social ladder.
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Japanese Courses Spring Term
April 25 - June 25
Register Now!

Your potential blooms this spring!  We are accepting registrations for our popular Japanese courses which will begin on April 25!  Our courses are designed for new Japanese-language learners, as well as those who are interested in improving their existing language skills.  You can get 10% off discount when you register before April 12.
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2015 JET-MIP
Join Us For a Trip to Tohoku
Next Summer

The JET Memorial Invitation Program (JET-MIP) will provide a group of high school students with the opportunity to visit Japan for two weeks - with a focus on the Tohoku region - to participate in exchanges with Japanese students, see the current condition of recovery in the region, and act as symbolic bridges to enhance the goodwill between Japan and the United States.

Note: 2015 NJE registration is now closed. JET-MIP applications must arrive at JFLA by April 15.
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Guest Entrance Now Open

We are happy to announce that construction in our courtyard is complete and our guest entrance is now open to our patrons. Please enter through the courtyard instead of the employee entrance in the back. The renovation of both the men's and women's bathrooms on the first floor is also complete so you will no longer have to use the bathrooms on the second floor. Thank you for your cooperation during the past year of construction.