0020 Top Theme

Orange County-sponsored Alice Marina Amano selected 2018 Nisei Week Queen

Alice Marina Amano, 22-year old, of Orange County, was selected as 2018 Nisei Week Queen at the 78th Annual Nisei Week Coronation held at the Aratani Theatre in Little Tokyo in the evening of Saturday, Aug. 11. Amano who represents the Orange County Nikkei Coordinating Council, is one of six candidates who are sponsored...
Read more »

Tags: , ,
Posted in 0090 Nisei Week Japanese Festival, Nikkei - Nisei Week, Nisei Week Queen and Court Program, NW 2018 Nisei Week | Comments Off on Orange County-sponsored Alice Marina Amano selected 2018 Nisei Week Queen

Nisei Week Event at Japanese American Cultural & Community Center, Aug. 11-19

The Japanese American Cultural & Community Center in Los Angeles celebrates the Nisei Week Japanese Festival with cultural exhibitions, entertainment, and activities throughout the two weekends. View Japanese prefectural displays as well as artisans skilled in ikebana, bonsai, Japanese dolls, calligraphy, tea ceremony and more. Check out the schedules below for events taking place...
Read more »

Tags: ,
Posted in 0090 Nisei Week Japanese Festival, Nikkei - Nisei Week, NW 2018 Nisei Week | Comments Off on Nisei Week Event at Japanese American Cultural & Community Center, Aug. 11-19

Ogden, Utah: basketball court at city park to be named in honor of Wataru Misaka (b.1923), first non-Caucasian player in NBA

Source: Ogden City Civic Alerts, August 3, 2018 On August 14, 2018, Ogden City in Utah will name the basketball court at Liberty Park in the honor of Ogden native Wataru “Wat” Misaka, local basketball standout and the first non-Caucasian player in the National Basketball Association, known then as the Basketball Association of America....
Read more »

Tags: , ,
Posted in Event & Program, Nikkei | Comments Off on Ogden, Utah: basketball court at city park to be named in honor of Wataru Misaka (b.1923), first non-Caucasian player in NBA

Education center on valor of Japanese American veterans presenting museum-class Japanese sword exhibit, now – Aug. 26

Go For Broke National Education Center in Los Angeles presents special sword exhibition “Nikkei Samurai: Japanese Swords and the Military Intelligence Service” from July 24 – August 26, 2018. “Nikkei Samurai” sword exhibition is held within the permanent exhibition “Defining Courage” located in the historic Nishi Hongwanji Buddhist temple on the west side of...
Read more »

Tags: , , , , ,
Posted in 0090 Nisei Week Japanese Festival, Event & Program, Nikkei, Nikkei - Nisei Week, NW 2018 Nisei Week, Sword | Comments Off on Education center on valor of Japanese American veterans presenting museum-class Japanese sword exhibit, now – Aug. 26

Nisei Week: Japanese ceramic artists exhibiting with Ikebana artist Kaz Kitajima, Aug. 11-12

Nisei Week Ceramics Exhibit The California Japanese Ceramic Arts Guild August 11-12, 2018 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Japanese American Cultural and Community Center Garden Room A 244 S. San Pedro Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 (213) 628-2725 Hana: Celebrating Flowers Guest Artist: Kaz Kitajima Exhibiting Artists: Eiko Amano, Reiko Berg, Mariko Bird, Debbie...
Read more »

Tags: , , ,
Posted in 0090 Nisei Week Japanese Festival, Event & Program, Nikkei - Nisei Week, NW 2018 Nisei Week | Comments Off on Nisei Week: Japanese ceramic artists exhibiting with Ikebana artist Kaz Kitajima, Aug. 11-12

Craft and Folk Art Museum hosting “Bamboo” exhibition, on going

Craft and Folk Art Museum 5814 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036 (323) 937-4230   www.cafam.org Exhibition: Bamboo May 27 – September 9, 2018 The Bamboo exhibition explores the evolution of Japanese bamboo basketry from a purely functional art form into complicated, distinctly Japanese sculptural forms of variable scale. A major selection of historical and...
Read more »

Tags: , , , , ,
Posted in Class & Workshop, Craft, Event & Program | Comments Off on Craft and Folk Art Museum hosting “Bamboo” exhibition, on going

2018 /Jazz Concert at Higashi Honganji Buddhist Temple, Aug. 11

Jazz Concert Higashi Honganji Buddhist Temple Makoto Takenaka, piano with guest artist Peter Hata, guitar Date: Saturday, August 11, 2018 Time: 7:30 pm Place: Higashi Honganji, 505 E. 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013 Free Parking Fee: $20.00, $10 for 12 & under Info: (213) 626-4200 at temple (626) 824-5580 (cell) revpeterhata@gmail.com Please RSVP...
Read more »

Tags: , ,
Posted in Event & Program, Music | Comments Off on 2018 /Jazz Concert at Higashi Honganji Buddhist Temple, Aug. 11

2018 / Jazz benefit concert by pianist Makoto Takenaka at Orange County Buddhist Church, Aug. 11 at 2:00PM

Orange County Buddhist Church Junior YBA presents Jazz Benefit Concert Saturday, August 11th @ 2:00 pm Featuring Makoto Takenaka Makoto Takenaka was born in Connecticut, and was raised in Kyoto, Japan. He acquired a BA and MA in education in Tokyo, then came to the US to study at the Berklee College of Music...
Read more »

Tags: , ,
Posted in Event & Program, Music | Comments Off on 2018 / Jazz benefit concert by pianist Makoto Takenaka at Orange County Buddhist Church, Aug. 11 at 2:00PM

2018 / Nikkei Games, “Games for the Generations” set for Aug. 4 at Ocean View High School in Huntington Beach

24th Nikkei Games “Games for the Generation” Track and Field Invitational August 4, 2018, Check-in time from 8:00 am to 8:45 am Ocean View High School in Huntington Beach 17071 Gothard Street, Huntington Beach, 92647 Applications for the Aug. 24 Nikkei Games are now on-line at www.nikkeigames.org This Invitational Track and Field meet is...
Read more »

Tags:
Posted in Class & Workshop, Event & Program, Nikkei | Comments Off on 2018 / Nikkei Games, “Games for the Generations” set for Aug. 4 at Ocean View High School in Huntington Beach