Mindvalley Café, Los Angeles /
LIFE CYCLES | A Bamboo Exploration
As part of Mindvalley Café, our global community goes deep and transformative, sharing perspectives and questions about the same topic each week. This weekly exploration at a global level unifies our Mindvalley community and invites us to dig deeper within ourselves and create meaningful dialogues within our local communities.
*Topic of the Week beginning Nov 28th > Good Grief ... Grieving our old selves and the collective...
Inviting the Mindvalley community to come together in Los Angeles to explore this week’s topic with a visit to the free
The LIFE CYCLES exhibition at JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles
Wednesday, November 30th
6:00pm / 7:15pm
Exhibition: LIFE CYCLES | A Bamboo Exploration with Tanabe Chikuunsai IV
About the artist: A fourth-generation bamboo artist, Tanabe Chikuunsai IV dramatically pushes the boundaries of the artform. As he weaves the bamboo strips, Chikuunsai reflects upon connections, or tsunagari, between humans and nature, present and past generations, and the cultures he brings together through his installations. When an exhibition closes, he dismantles each installation and saves the bamboo strips to use in his next work—creating a generational connection between his works, deliberately avoiding waste, and extending the bamboo’s life cycle. For more information regarding the exhibit: https://www.japanhousela.com/exhibitions/tanabe-chikuunsai-bamboo-life-cycles/
Location: JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles’ gallery is located on the 2nd floor of Ovation Hollywood (formerly known as Hollywood & Highland)
Address: 6801 Hollywood Boulevard 2nd Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90028 For more information on how to get there: https://www.japanhousela.com/visit/
Parking: JAPAN HOUSE will offer $3 parking validation for up to 2 hours. For more information regarding parking and public transportation: https://www.ovationhollywood.com/visit
- *This exhibition is free and open to the public.
- *Please give yourself plenty of time to park and make your way up to the 2nd floor. We will be meeting promptly at 6:00pm in front of the gallery to explore the exhibition together. It is a small space but the beauty and grandeur takes time to observe and enjoy. Afterwards, we will make our way together for a light dinner to share about this week’s Mindvalley Café topic.
- *Please note that the gallery closes at 7:00pm
How this exhibition correlates with this week’s Mindvalley Café topic:
When creating events, my thoughts and actions are rooted in serendipity. I choose a date and then I look for similarities between what is available in our beautiful city of Los Angeles and what Mindvalley has prepared as a framework for our global community.
As I explored options of happenings in L.A., I came across Chikuunsai’s exhibition at JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles. (Fun note: I actually worked with JAPAN HOUSE before moving to Tokyo in 2019). Chikuunsai’s artwork is of tradition, renewal and rebirth, repurposing the old, and creating the new. I found it to be in appropriate alignment with this week’s Mindvalley Café topic Good Grief ... Grieving our old selves and the collective.... I find celebration in grieving our old selves through the cycles of life – how we are constantly redefining ourselves, repurposing our experiences combined with current outside influences, and those inherited to us by past generations. My intention, fellow Mindvalley friends, is to experience collectively and individually Chikuunsai’s artwork as a catapult for this week’s topic. After enjoying the exhibition, I invite you to join our tribe for a light dinner at Cho Oishi, located on the 4th floor within the same complex as JAPAN HOUSE. More information below.
Mindvalley Café: Light dinner at Cho Oishi, located within the same complex as JAPAN HOUSE.
Topic: Good Grief ... Grieving our old selves and the collective...
Location: Cho Oishi is located on the 4th floor of Ovation Hollywood (formerly known as Hollywood & Highland) https://www.chooishila.com/location.aspx To reference through pictures, click here.
Address: 6801 Hollywood Blvd 4th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Parking: If you are not making it to the exhibition first and are meeting up only for dinner, there is underground parking available or you can look for street parking south of Hollywood in the residential area. For information regarding parking and public transportation: https://www.ovationhollywood.com/visit
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Looking forward to meeting everyone!
With love and gratitude,
Monica Sandoval Perez
Mindvalley Meetup California Coordinator & Local Host, Los Angeles