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2017 / Gardena institute to present 2017 Day of Remembrance to learn WWII incarceration of Japanese American, Feb. 25

2017 Day of Remebrance Gardena

Forwarded for the Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute 2017 Day of Remembrance 75 Year Commemoration Resistance at Tule Lake Feb. 25, 2017, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute free admission The Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute is commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066, the order...
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2016 / Interactive Halloween-related activities in Gardena: Obake Night, Oct. 28

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Forwarded for Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute On Friday, October 28th, the Gardena Valley JCI will be holding its annual Obake Night. From 5-7 PM at the GVJCI, families can come and enjoy a variety of fun, interactive Halloween-related activities. Children can expect hand-on magic, potion making, face painting, games, arts and crafts, delicious...
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2015 / Okinawa Association to host Hawaiian artists’ talk & book signing, July 10

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The Okinawa Association of America in Gardena hosts an event with painter Laura Kina and photographer Emily Hananko Momohara on Friday, July 10, 8:00 pm, at the OAA Center. They will be promoting their joint exhibition at the Japanese American National Museum titled “Sugar/Islands: Finding Okinawa in Hawai’I” and selling/signing copies of their book....
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2015 / Japanese community center’s carnival in Gardena set for June 27, 28

Forwarded for Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute 2015 Gardena JCI Carnival Matsuri Saturday, June 27, 12 pm – 9 pm Sunday, June 28, 12 pm – 7 pm Food & Game booths- Some games- Basketball, Pachinko, Bingo Some of our food booths- yakisoba, shave ice, imagawayaki, Okinawa Andagi, lau lau, and iced coffee! Performances-...
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2015 / 70 years after the Battle of Okinawa; lecture to be held in Gardena, June 20

Battle of Okinawa Lecture

To commemorate the 70th anniversary of World War II’s Battle of Okinawa, the Okinawa Association of America (OAA) will host a special event on Saturday, June 20, 5:30 PM, at the OAA Center in Gardena. Masahide Ota – former governor of Okinawa Prefecture and founder of the Okinawa Peace Research Institute – will present...
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2015 / Setsuko Hayashi’s dyeing workshop at Gardena, June 7

Forwarded for Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute Shibori Workshop Sunday, June 7, 2015 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm GVJCI Nisei Veterans Memorial Hall Fee: $25.00 Setsuko Hayashi sensei and her shibori workshop is back! This time with a dye called KUSAKIZOME. Kusaki-zome fabrics are dyed with plant juices extracted from flowers, leaves, stems and...
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2014 / Poetry / Music / Performance at Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute, Nov. 1

Genie Nakano & Joey Kamiya Genie Nakano performs haibun from “Enter the Strem.” Each poem reveals a different memory, a different stage in life. “Enter the Stream: Haibun and Tanka Tales” by Genie Nakano    This book is available for sale. Saturday, November 1, 4 – 6 pm /Free admission Nisei Veteran Memorial Hall, 1964...
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2014 / Okinawa Talk / An Iejima-island pastor from Okinawa, Aug. 26 at 7 pm

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Forwarded for Okinawa Association of America Okinawa Association of America presents a talk by Rev. Megumi Enomoto on Tuesday, Aug. 26, at 7 pm at Room 103, Okinawa Association of America building, 16500 South Western Ave, Gardena. Rev. Enomoto spent 20 years in remote island Iejima. The Okinawan phrases “nuchi du takara” (healthy life...
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2014 / “Tanka” Talk by Rafu Shimpo columnist in Gardena, Aug 24

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In an event organized by the Greater Los Angeles Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League, Genie Nakano, author of Rafu Shimpo column Genie’s Lamp, will discuss tanka and perform some of her work at the Merit Park Recreation hall in Gardena. Tanka is a five-line form of poetry—beautiful, lyrical and able to capture...
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