Japanese Arts Expo

Japanese Arts Expo



Sat, Jul 2, 2022 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm


244 S. San Pedro St., Los Angeles, CA, 90012


Join us for a fun day of curated traditional Japanese art classes and workshops. Each offering is centered on the Japanese season of Tanabata and will immerse you in a setting unique to JACCC.


Notice: Unfortunately, due to concerns regarding COVID-19 exposure, the following activities have been canceled: Japanese Forest Bathing, Calligraphy Workshop & Tea Ceremony. If you have purchased tickets to any of the following, you have been issued a full ticket refund. For more information, please contact us at

Straight Ahead & Pose to Pose
12 - 4 pm
George J. Doizaki Gallery
Price: Free, reservation required

Description: Sow & Tailor is pleased to curate its second collaboration with the Japanese American Cultural Center - JACCC, Straight Ahead and Pose to Pose. The exhibition is on view from June 18 through July 16th, with an opening reception held Saturday, June 18 from 12 - 4 pm. 

The title of the exhibition stems from the fundamental animation principles of movement— two different ways to consider how an object moves through space and time within an animated sequence. The exhibition considers how current production by artists all over the world has been deeply influenced by anime, one of the country’s largest exports.

Reserve Tickets
Japanese Calligraphy Workshop
12 - 1 pm
JACCC Center Building, 5th Fl. Cultural Room

Price: $15/ticket

Description: Join Master Artist in Residence, Hirokazu Kosaka, for an “On the Veranda” workshop exploring the art of calligraphy.
Japanese Tea Ceremony
1 - 2 pm
JACCC Center Building, Tea House

Price: $30/ticket

Description: Chado or “way of tea” is a 15th Century practice of drinking matcha tea. The audience will be introduced to an authentic tea room and participate in the drinking of ceremonial tea.
Onigiri Workshop
1- 2 pm; 3 - 4 pm
Toshizo Watanabe Culinary Cultural Center

Price: $15/ticket

Description: Join Jane Matsumoto, JACCC’s Director of Culinary Arts in a hand-making onigiri workshop. Learn how to make onigiri and its art of presentation.
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