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Japanese American Cultural & Community Center


Where Arts, Culture, & Community Come Alive!

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Japanese American Cultural & Community Center


Where Arts, Culture, & Community Come Alive!

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WELCOME

Founded in 1971, the JACCC is the largest Asian American cultural center of its kind in the U.S. and is the preeminent presenter of Japanese, Japanese American and Asian American arts. JACCC is home to a number of civic and arts organizations and serves as the cultural and community focal point of Japanese Americans throughout Southern California.

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PERFORMING ARTS


JACCC’s performing arts program includes performances by local, national and international artists.  For more than three decades, the 880-seat Aratani Theatre has presented top Asian American performing arts talent and many outstanding, internationally-known performing artists from Japan, including the Grand Kabuki of Japan to Kazuo Ohno, the co-founder of the avent garde butoh movement.  Other notable performances include:  Noh: Kanze school, Bunraku National Puppet Theater and the JACCC signature, annual New Year celebration, Kotohajime featuring JACCC’s Artistic Director, Hirokazu Kosaka.

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PERFORMING ARTS


JACCC’s performing arts program includes performances by local, national and international artists.  For more than three decades, the 880-seat Aratani Theatre has presented top Asian American performing arts talent and many outstanding, internationally-known performing artists from Japan, including the Grand Kabuki of Japan to Kazuo Ohno, the co-founder of the avent garde butoh movement.  Other notable performances include:  Noh: Kanze school, Bunraku National Puppet Theater and the JACCC signature, annual New Year celebration, Kotohajime featuring JACCC’s Artistic Director, Hirokazu Kosaka.

Saturday, October 18th. 7:30pm

[click for tickets]

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TRADITIONAL ARTS


Over the last three decades, the JACCC has become the epicenter of numerous traditional Japanese cultural schools from folk dancing to flower arranging and tea to calligraphy.  In more recent years, the work with these traditional schools has involved public exhibitions as part of the On the Veranda Series as well as on exhibition in our Doizaki Gallery. These exhibitions have both entertained audiences, but also introduced them to Japanese culture. 

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TRADITIONAL ARTS


Over the last three decades, the JACCC has become the epicenter of numerous traditional Japanese cultural schools from folk dancing to flower arranging and tea to calligraphy.  In more recent years, the work with these traditional schools has involved public exhibitions as part of the On the Veranda Series as well as on exhibition in our Doizaki Gallery. These exhibitions have both entertained audiences, but also introduced them to Japanese culture. 

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VISUAL ARTS


JACCC's exhibitions feature timely and timeless work and empower the viewer to feel and experience Japan, the Japanese American and Asian American community and culture more fully. Through a schedule of approximately seven to ten temporary exhibitions each year, JACCC showcases established and emerging artists from Japan, multi-ethnic communities of Los Angeles, and beyond, and the intersection between fine art, Japanese traditional and popular cultures.  

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VISUAL ARTS


JACCC's exhibitions feature timely and timeless work and empower the viewer to feel and experience Japan, the Japanese American and Asian American community and culture more fully. Through a schedule of approximately seven to ten temporary exhibitions each year, JACCC showcases established and emerging artists from Japan, multi-ethnic communities of Los Angeles, and beyond, and the intersection between fine art, Japanese traditional and popular cultures.  

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FAMILY PROGRAMS


JACCC's family programs are dedicated to bringing multi-ethnic, multi-generational audiences together to establish a deeper understanding of Japanese and Japanese American arts and culture.  Cultivating an authentic experience and appreciation of arts and culture shared in JACCC’s galleries, on our stage, and in our plaza. Offerings focus on participation in the arts – pick up an ukulele and jam with your grandchild, fold an origami crane with your auntie, or dance with your neighbor! 

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FAMILY PROGRAMS


JACCC's family programs are dedicated to bringing multi-ethnic, multi-generational audiences together to establish a deeper understanding of Japanese and Japanese American arts and culture.  Cultivating an authentic experience and appreciation of arts and culture shared in JACCC’s galleries, on our stage, and in our plaza. Offerings focus on participation in the arts – pick up an ukulele and jam with your grandchild, fold an origami crane with your auntie, or dance with your neighbor!