Japan House – Los Angeles

Japan House – Los Angeles
If you’re looking to discover something cultural and unique in Los Angeles, then Japan House is a must-visit.  As a project of the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan House Los Angeles focuses on appreciating and promoting all aspects of the Japanese culture.  Whether you are unfamiliar with Japan and its rich culture or are a Japanese native, Japan House provides a space for everyone to explore and learn about some of the unique and wonderful characteristics Japan has to offer.

Features
Japan House Los Angeles highlights the unique aspects of Japanese art, design, gastronomy, technology, innovation and more.  Both floors feature specially selected Japanese artifacts, products, food and more.

2nd Floor

  • Gallery
  • Shop
  • Café

5th Floor

  • Restaurant
  • Salon
  • Library

 

Current Exhibits & Events
“Prototyping in Tokyo”: A Visual Story of Design Led Innovation

This interactive exhibition displays advanced technologies from Professor Shunji Yamanaka.  Professor Yamanaka specializes in prototypes and emphasizes their importance in establishing a link between technology and human experiences.

     Image via Japan House website
Piperoid Workshop

Come out on Saturday, September 8th or 22nd from 11 AM – 12 PM or 2 PM – 3 PM to create your own paper robot animal!  Space is limited, register here.

    Image via Japan House website
Crafting Motion Workshop

Build your own abstract and animated origami on Sunday, September 16th or October 7th from 11 AM – 12 PM or 2 PM – 3 PM.  You can register here.

    Image via Japan House website

 

Location
Japan House is located at the Hollywood and Highland Center and occupies the second and fifth floors.

Address:

Hollywood & Highland Center
6801 Hollywood Boulevard, 2F and 5F
Los Angeles, CA 90028

Hours:

Monday-Saturday: 10 AM – 8 PM
Sunday: 10 AM – 7 PM
Closed: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, Academy Awards Day

For directions, click here.  Additionally, there are two other hubs located in London and Sao Paolo.

Visit their website for more information.