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Bamboo Music Instrument Making
Workshop for Kids

Sunday, June 4 / 3-5pm
Echo Park Film Center
(1200 N. Alvarado St., LA)
Fee: $10 (per household)

Reservation Required

The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles is proud to bring the shakuhachi (bamboo flute) master, John Kaizan Neptune from Japan and present a bamboo music instrument making workshop for kids. Participants can learn the craft of making a bamboo instrument and also enjoy playing it with master John Kaizan afterwords.
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Jazzin' Up: Shakuhachi interpretations 
by John Kaizan Neptune

Monday, June 5, 9pm/10pm 
(123 Astronaut E S Onizuka St.
Suite 301, Los Angeles
Admission: $10 

John Kaizan Neptune is widely acknowledged to be among the top masters of the shakuhachi, or Japanese bamboo flute. Well-known in Japan, this California native is also an accomplished jazz artist and composer who has gained respect in both the East and West for his versatile and technically sophisticated melting pot of sounds.
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Japanese Language Courses
JF Nihongo Spring Term


Your potential blooms this spring!  Our courses are designed for new Japanese-language learners, as well as those who are interested in improving their existing language skills.  Read More>

Japanese Language Special Course
Introduction to Polite Japanese
5/6 - 5/20
Registration Closed!

Politeness in Japanese is essential for smooth communication in social settings.  In this course, you will be familiarized with the system of honorifics (“keigo” in Japanese).  You will learn how to use basic honorifics at various levels depending on different situations.  Course of three meetings.  Read More>

2017-18 Grants Now Available!

  1. Learners Event Grant (Deadline: 9/1/2017)
  2. Teaching Material Purchase Grant (Deadline: 9/15/2017)
  3. Project Grant (Deadline: 2 months prior to project start date)

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JFLA Book Donation

The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles is currently seeking locations to donate its library books where they may best serve the community.  Please email nihongolib@jflalc.org for inquiries.