The Japan Foundation


Special Lecture Series: Deities in Japanese Art
Session 3: Bodhisattva
in Collaboration with LACMA
Tuesday, November 14, 7PM (
JFLA Auditorium)
Free Admission,
RSVP required

The bodhisattvas are deities who have achieved enlightenment themselves but have delayed their own exit from the cycle of rebirth to guide others to enlightenment. Japanese Buddhism is full of these strange yet wonderfully virtuous attendant deities, from the monk-like bodhisattva of the hells to the horse-headed bodhisattva of compassion.


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Meditation With Japanese Singing Lin Bowl
Relax With Sound During Lunch
Wednesday, November 15 @12:30/1:00PM (
JFLA Auditorium)
Just Show Up! 

Mid-week fatigue is a familiar foe to many of us.  Why not maximize your relaxation and join us for a Sound Bath at Lunch Time!
The Singing-Lin Bowl harmoniously combines the healing qualities of the Tibetan singing bowl and its Japanese counterpart, the Lin bowl. Relax and feel your stress dissipate into thin air as the sounds of the singing-Lin bowl lead you into a meditative state.
There will be two 20-minute sessions from 12:30pm and 1:00pm. There is no charge and no reservation required. All are welcome to come, sit, listen, and refresh.


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2017 ACTFL Annual Convention and World Languages Expo
November 17 - 19 (
Music City Center)
in Collaboration with LACMA

Booth: #231, Part of the Japan Pavilion
Visit our booth to meet our staff as well as select J-LEAP participants, who will be helping us promote SpeakJapan. We will be giving away a wide range of goods so don't miss it!


A God Incarnate. A City Doomed.
Shin Godzilla
(シン・ゴジラ) [120mins, 2016]
Directed by Hideaki Anno
Wednesday, November 22 @7PM (
JFLA Auditorium)
In Japanese with English subtitles

Make way for the ultimate homage to one of the most enduring legends of the big screen-Godzilla! The King of the Monsters is back in Tokyo for a city-crushing crusade that speaks to the very roots of the world-renowned franchise.


It's a peaceful day in Japan when a strange fountain of water erupts in the bay, causing panic to spread among government officials. At first, they suspect only volcanic activity, but one young executive dares to wonder if it may be something different... something alive. His worst nightmare comes to life when a massive, gilled monster emerges from the deep and begins tearing through the city, leaving nothing but destruction in its wake. As the government scrambles to save the citizens, a rag-tag team of volunteers cuts through a web of red tape to uncover the monster's weakness and its mysterious ties to a foreign superpower. But time is not on their side-the greatest catastrophe to ever befall the world is about to evolve right before their very eyes.


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