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The Tateuchi Public Program Series, organized in partnership between the Atsuhiko and Ina Goodwin Tateuchi Foundation and the Japanese American National Museum, develops presentations that explore the connections between Japan and the United States in the context of politics, art, music, and culture. The program series is created annually with the objective of enhancing understanding between the two countries.

 

Saturday, September 26, 2015
2:00 PM

Author Discussion—Japan: A Reverence for Beauty by Gil Garcetti

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FREE

During more than 10 trips to Japan over a period of five years, author and photographer (and former Los Angeles County District Attorney) Gil Garcetti captured the stunning images reproduced in this limited edition, hardbound portfolio. The photographs are accompanied by illuminating essays, in both English and Japanese, from such noted authors as Pico Iyer, Kendall Brown, Hitoshi Abe, and Atsuko Tanaka.

Garcetti will discuss and sign his book, which will be available for purchase. This program is free, but RSVPs are recommended using the link below.

Saturday, April 4, 2015
2:00 PM

A Conversation with Yuko Yamaguchi

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This program is sold out.

Yuko Yamaguchi, who has been Hello Kitty’s head designer since 1980, will discuss her work with the global icon. Yamaguchi is the most influential figure in Hello Kitty’s world and has guided her visual evolution. Credited with integrating contemporary fashion trends into her aesthetic, she has been quoted as saying, “What she does, I do, and what I do, Hello Kitty does.”

Yamaguchi will sign copies of the Hello! exhibition catalog following the program. $16 members, $20 non-members.

Same-day admission to Common Ground and Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty are included.

RULES FOR PROGRAM:
-One copy of the exhibition catalog can be signed per ticketed guest
-No substitutions (i.e. Yuko cannot sign other books, posters or products)
-Each autograph will be personalized with the recipient's name. Autographs without personalization cannot be given.
-No personal photographs with Yuko will be allowed, although photographs of Yuko may be taken while in line.
-No flash photography
-No videos
-No re-entry after leaving the building where the program is held.
-Entry to the Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty exhibition will only be permitted between 11am-4pm on 4/4/15. One entry per ticketed guest.

In conjunction with the exhibition Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty
Saturday, September 6, 2014
2:00 PM

A Chat with Tommy Lasorda and Scott Akasaki

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Scott Akasaki, the Dodgers’ Director of Team Travel, will engage former team manager and Hall-of-Famer Tommy Lasorda in an intimate discussion of Lasorda’s role as a baseball ambassador to Japan and other countries.

Lasorda began his career as a major league player before moving on to a storied lifelong association with the Dodgers as coach, manager, and finally executive. Akasaki has served as Dodgers’ Director of Team Travel for ten seasons and was the first Asian American to be named to the post in Major League history.

TICKETS:

Pre-sale: $16 members, $20 non-members. Purchase pre-sale tickets by clicking the link below.

At Door: $20 members, $24 non-members. Cash only.

 

Photo Credit: Los Angeles Dodgers

In conjunction with the exhibition Dodgers: Brotherhood of the Game
Sunday, August 17, 2014
3:00 PM

Japanese Tea Ceremony Demonstration

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FREE!

Saturday–Sunday, August 16–17

Please note the time has been changed.

The Japanese tea ceremony (chanoyu or sado) is a highly choreographed ritual of preparing and serving green tea (matcha) with traditional sweets to balance the bitter taste of the tea.

The featured ceremony will be arai jakin and habuta (wet cloth and leaf lid). Performed only in the summer, this procedure is designed to provide cool entertainment that will make guests forget about the heat.

Each seating is limited to 160 participants and will be on a first come, first served basis; no RSVPs accepted. Arrive early to reserve your spot!

Saturday, August 16, 2014
3:00 PM

Japanese Tea Ceremony Demonstration

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FREE!

Saturday–Sunday, August 16–17

Please note the time has been changed.

The Japanese tea ceremony (chanoyu or sado) is a highly choreographed ritual of preparing and serving green tea (matcha) with traditional sweets to balance the bitter taste of the tea.

The featured ceremony will be arai jakin and habuta (wet cloth and leaf lid). Performed only in the summer, this procedure is designed to provide cool entertainment that will make guests forget about the heat.

Each seating is limited to 160 participants and will be on a first come, first served basis; no RSVPs accepted. Arrive early to reserve your spot!

Saturday, August 2, 2014
2:00 PM

The Dragon Tattoo Lecture with Junii

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FREE

Bakuchi-uchi: Ippiki Ryu (The Dragon Tattoo) is a classic 1967 fictional yakuza film that delves into the world of Japanese tattoos in Osaka. Featured Perseverance artist Junii will lecture on the tattoos in the film, including the real tattoos worn by the actors. Clips from film to be presented along with lecture. Entire film will not be screened.

RSVP early.

 

 

 

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