Anime workshop — this Sunday, Oct 25th

Anime workshop — this Sunday, Oct 25th

animated scroll

The Japanese American Cultural and Community Center (JACCC) is pleased to present the return of the On the Veranda Cultural Program with the insightful 12th Century Anime Workshop.

Contemporary Japanese Anime dates back to the 12th Century where characters were painted in sumi (ink) on scrolls so that the story would unfold with each advancing twist. These animated scrolls would travel with storytellers as they would visit different communities and temples during the 12th Century, exchanging ideas, news and the classic tales held within the scrolls.

In this informative and fun lecture/workshop led by the JACCC”™s own Artistic Director Hirokazu Kosaka, attendees will learn to follow and understand the classic tales and the historical context behind them.

After a unique lecture and demonstration, Kosaka will guide attendees as they begin to draw some of the 12th Century Anime characters with brush and ink.

Celebrating the re-opening of the Award Winning James Irvine Japanese Garden, the On the Veranda Cultural Program takes place in the JACCC”™s Garden Room. Since early Spring, it has since presented some of the most informative and insightful workshops by trained masters in an intimate and serene surrounding.

“The Veranda itself is the sacred space between man and nature, between structure and garden, between here and there,” explains Kosaka. “It is the meditative space that lingers in-between, the transition that pulls us into both worlds.”

Don”™t miss the opportunity to attend this rare and unique workshop. As space is limited, reservations are recommended. General admission is $20, seniors and students are $18, and JACCC members are $15. Please call (213) 680-3700 for reservations.

WHAT: On the Veranda Cultural Program: 12th Century Anime
WHEN: Sunday, October 25, 2009, 1-3 p.m.
WHERE: JACCC Garden Room located at 244 S. San Pedro St. Los Angeles, CA 90012
INFO: For more information visit
RESERVATIONS: $20 General Admission, $15 JACCC Members, $18 Seniors/Students.
As space is limited, please call (213) 680-3700 to enroll.

This program is made possible in part by the Sempra Energy Foundation, and the County of Los Angeles through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.

Pauline Adamek

Pauline Adamek is a Los Angeles-based arts enthusiast with twenty-five years' experience covering International Film Festivals and reviewing new Theatre, Film and Restaurants.

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