Cultural center to present Hiroshima Day event “Remembering Sadako,” Aug. 1-3 in Los Angeles

20130717 JACCC Remembring Sadako Logo

The Japanese American Cultural and Community Center in Los Angeles presents its 2nd Annual “Remembering Sadako, Folding for Peace” from August 1-3 at the JACCC’ campus in Little Tokyo. “Remembering Sadako: Folding for Peace” is a multi-generational, multi-ethnic event that will promote peace through children, arts, and culture. The event pays tribute to Sadako, who was two years old when the atomic bomb was dropped on August 6, 1945, near her home in Hiroshima, Japan. Sadako and her story of a thousand origami paper cranes have become international symbols for peace for children around the world. During the weekend...
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A Hiroshima Day Event: “The Concert for Peace” to feature Melissa Manchester, Aug 2 at Aratani Theatre

Melissa Manchester

  The Japanese American Cultural and Community Center in Los Angeles will present Remembering Sadako: Folding for Peace, a three-day celebration from Friday, Aug. 1 to  Sunday, Aug. 3 at the campus of the JACCC in Little Tokyo. The event honors the legacy of Sadako Sasaki, a young victim of the Hiroshima atomic bomb, whose commitment to fold a thousand cranes has become an international symbol for peace. Remembering Sadako: Folding for Peace is made possible in part by generous support from Toyota Motor Sales, USA and Henry Ota. The signature event for the weekend celebration will be the...
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Hiroshima icon Sadako’ brother to speak in Los Angeles, Aug 2 at JACCC

20130623 Icon JACCC Remebering Sadako

The older brother of Hiroshima peace icon Sadako Sasaki will be traveling from his home in Fukuoka, Japan to share the words, thoughts and feelings of his12-year-old sister who became famous for folding over 1,000 origami paper cranes before succumbing to the “atom bomb disease” in 1955. Masahiro Sasaki, 73, will be speaking to the public on Saturday, August 2 in the Garden Room at the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center in Little Tokyo, downtown Los Angeles. Presented in the voice of his sister, Sasaki will talk about surviving the atomic bombing, and Sadako’s care and compassion for...
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Hiroshima memorial service to be held at a Little Tokyo temple, Aug. 3

20140729  Icon Hiroshima Memorial at  Koyasan Temple

The 69th commemorative service for those killed in Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings will be observed on Sunday, Aug. 3, from 2 p.m. at the Koyasan Buddhist Temple, located at 342 East First Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012, in Little Tokyo. Bishop Emeritus Taisen Miyata of the temple officiates the service in front of the Hiroshima Peace Flame housed in the temple altar. It is open to the public. The American Society of Hiroshima/Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Survivors (ASA) will co-sponsor the service in conjunction with “Remembering Sadako: Folding Peace” presented by the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center. Special...
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Hiroshima atomic-bombing victim Sadako Sasaki and her thousand paper crane story to be presented, Aug 3

Grtateful Crane Ensemble Sadako Story

Los Angeles-based musical troupe The Grateful Crane Ensemble will tell the story of Sadako Sasaki and her one thousand origami cranes on Sunday, August 3 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles. Grateful Crane’s presentation at the JACCC’s Doizaki Gallery is part of the second annual “Remembering Sadako: Folding for Peace,” a three-day event presented by the JACCC to promote peace through art and culture. Directed by Darrell Kunitomi with musical direction by Scott Nagatani, the short theatrical presentation tells the real-life story of a 12-year-old Hiroshima girl...
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Japanese summer festivals / Gardena and San Diego / Aug 2

2008 Higashi Honganji Obon

Aug 9 Las Vegas Buddhist  Sanga Bon Odori, Cimarron Memorial High School, 2301 North Tenaya Way, Las Vegas, NV 89128. 11 am – 3:30 pm + Aug 2-3 Gardena Buddhist Church Obon Carnival, 1517 West 166th Street, Gardena, CA 90247. Saturday, 3 pm – 10 pm; Sunday, 2 pm – 9 pm Aug 2 Buddhist Temple of San Diego, 2929 Market Street, San Diego, CA 92012. 4 pm – 9 pm + July 26-27 Higashi Honganji Obon, 505 East Third Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013. 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm July 26-27 Southeast Japanese School and Community Center,...
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First Annual “Nagoya Day” set for Aug. 10 at The Grove shopping center

Nagoya samurai mascot Hachimaru

The First Annual “Nagoya Day” event will be presented on Sunday, August 10, from 11:40 am – 6 pm at the Park area in the Grove shopping center, 189 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles, CA, 90036. There is no admission fee and is open to the general public. “Nagoya Day” is designed for commemorating the 55th Anniversary of Los Angeles and Nagoya’s sister city partnership by the Los Angeles Nagoya Sister City Affiliation. This event will be officiated by Nagoya Mayor Takashi Kawamura and Los Angeles Councilman Tom LaBonge with Mr. David Ono (ABC7 Eyewitness News) as emcee. Ms. Harumi Ukai, Chairperson of the...
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Los Angeles Tanabata Festival set for Aug. 9-11 in Little Tokyo

Los Angeles Tanabata Festival

The sixth Annual Los Angeles Tanabata Festival will be held in conjunction with the Nisei Week Japanese Festival from Aug. 9 – 11 in Little Tokyo. The festival provides an opportunity to bring together diverse segments of Southern California’s Japanese American community in a fun. The Tanabata kazari, Japanese ornaments up to 7 feet tall, are created by various community groups and organizations to display on the plaza area of the Japanese American National Museum and in front of the Geffen at MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art), near the corner of First Street and Central Avenue in Little Tokyo. Last...
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Nisei Week Queen 2014 candidates debuted in Little Tokyo

Nisei Week Queen 2014 Candidates

  The 2014 Nisei Week Japanese Festival queen candidates took center stage for their first official coming-out appearance to various community leaders, local dignitaries, family and friends at the Opening Ceremony event held Sunday, July 13 at the Japanese American National Museum. The six candidates will compete for the title of Nisei Week Queen on Saturday, August 9, 7 p.m., at the Coronation Ball at the Aratani Japan America Theatre in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles.   The 2014 Nisei Week Queen candidates and their sponsor organizations are: Melissa Sayuri Kozono (East San Gabriel Valley Japanese Community Center) Ashley Akemi...
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Little Tokyo / Japanese cultural center / Nisei Week Japanese Festival, Aug 9 -17

JACCC Hawaiian Music Dance

Japanese American Cultural and Community Center June 28 (Saturday), LA Ukulele Expo July 14 -18, Camp Musubi July 5 -13, Anime Exhibition July 19 (Saturday) 8 pm / July 20 (Sunday) 2 pm & 7 pm, Taiko Nation 2014 at the Aratani Theatre August 1-3, Remembering Sadako: Folding for Peace  / August 1 (Friday) Sand Mandala for Peace ceremony / August 2 (Saturday) Concert for Peace / August 3 (Sunday) Call for Peace ceremony August 9-10, Nisei Week  (Ikebana Exhibition) August 16-17, Nisei Week  (Bonsai Exhibition by Nampu-kai) August 23 – September 14, Exhibition “Ruin Map” at Doizaki...
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Nibei Foundation Lecture Series / Mr. Craig Ishii / Aug 12

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+ Nibei Foundation of Los Angeles presents “Powerful Networking Meeting Lecture Series” twice every month. The lecture series is held at Terasaki Foundation Laboratory Building, 11570 West Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064. For information, contact Naoko Okada, coordinator at (310) 479-6101 ext 134, or email Dinner at 6 pm, by pre-order only Presentation from 7 pm – 8 pm  Lectures are free. $10 required for dinner order. For RSVP, visit + Lecture Schedule Sept. 23 / TBA + Sept. 09 / Ms. Kaori Nara-Turner + August 26 / Mr. Daisuke Okamoto + August 12 / Mr....
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Two-hour language lesson / Japanese through Manga, Aug 6 at Japan Foundation

JF Japanese thru Manga workshop

Forwarded for the Japan Foundation Los Angeles Japanese through Manga Wednesday, August 6, 2014,  7:00 – 9:00 pmThe Japan Foundation, Los Angeles in Miracle Mile area, 5700 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90024Fee: $10, class materials includedAge: 18 years and up   For detailed information and registration Using characteristic expressions and patterns, you too can become a manga hero or heroine! By reading manga, you will learn Japanese as it’s used in daily life, especially casual conversations.  Plus, we will look at the rich variety of onomatopoeia (sound words) commonly used in Japanese. This workshop is suitable for students...
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