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Jordyn Adachi of San Fernando selected as 2017 Nisei Week Queen

Jordyn Keiko Adachi, 23-year old (center in the photo) sponsored by the San Fernando Valley Japanese American Community Center was selected as the 2017 Nisei Week Queen at the Coronation event at Aratani Theatre on Saturday, August 19, 2017. Yurika Kristy Yoneda, 24-year old (left side of the queen) sponsored by the Japanese Restaurant...
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Nisei Week Japanese Festival in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, Aug. 19-27

. Jordyn Adachi of San Fernando selected as 2017 Nisei Week Queen . Entire 2017 Nisei Week event schedule is available at www.culturalnews.com/nw2017 . The Nisei Week festival was established by the Nisei (second generation Japanese Americans) in 1934 during the Great Depression. It was originally created to attract business to the Little Tokyo...
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LACMA: “Polished to Perfection: Japanese Cloisonné from Gerber Collection” ongoing

Los Angeles County Museum of Art Polished to Perfection: Japanese Cloisonné from the Collection of Donald K. Gerber and Sueann E. Sherry Pavilion for Japanese Art May 28, 2017–February 4, 2018 The 1830s marked the beginning of a renaissance in Japanese cloisonné production. Though small objects incorporating enamels were produced in Japan prior to...
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LACMA: “Japanese Paintings: A Walk in Nature” ongoing

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Los Angeles County Museum of Art Japanese Paintings: A Walk in Nature May 13–September 10, 2017 Pavilion for Japanese Art Whereas European art often depicts nature as something to be feared—a place of wolves and specters—nature in Japanese art is respected, even revered, as an ideal retreat for those needing meditation or tranquility. Beginning...
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Film “In This Corner of the World” opening in Southern California, Arizona, Hawaii

Film “In This Corner of the World” opens at the following theaters in Southern California, Arizona, and Hawaii from Aug. 18: Pasadena: Playhouse 7 Cinemas Santa Monica: Monica Film Center Cerritos: Harkins Cerritos 16 Huntington Beach: Century 20 – Bella Terra Irvine: Irvine Spectrum 21 Megaplex Cinemas North Hollywood: Leammle NoHo 7 Ontario: Ontario...
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Nisei Week: Aug. 27 from 4 pm / Ondo and Closing Ceremony on 1st Street

2017 Ondo & Closing Ceremony, Sunday, Aug. 27 from 4 pm The Nisei Week Japanese Festival will conclude with the Ondo and Closing Ceremony on Sunday, August 27. This event will begin at 4 p.m. and is held on 1st Street, between San Pedro Street and Central Avenue. The public is welcome to come...
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Nisei Week: Aug. 27 at 4:00 pm / Fusion styled Japanese folk music group at Nisei Week Closing Ceremony and Ondo

Minyo Station August 27 (Sunday) 4 pm, Nisei week Closing Ceremony & Ondo 1st street in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles on 1st street between South Central Ave & South San Pedro Street + August 18 (Friday) 4:40-7 pm, Tatabata Festival Opening Ceremony in front of Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles 120 Judge...
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Nisei Week: Aug. 27 from 10:30 am – 5:00 pm / Taiko Gathering at JACCC Plaza

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The 24th Annual 2017 Taiko Gathering at the Plaza of the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center, Los Angeles Sunday, August 27, 2017 Southern California taiko groups will perform at the JACCC stage all day on August 27. Open to the public. Free admission. 10:30 am – Kodama Taiko 11:00 am – Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko 11:30...
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Nisei Week: Aug 26-27 / US 101 Photo Club Exhibition at Little Tokyo Tower

US 101 Photo Club Exhibition during the Nisei Week Japanese Festival James Shimozono Bldg. , Little Tokyo Tower, 455 East 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013 August 26 – 27, 2017 Saturday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Open to the public – Admission Free US 101 Photo Club:...
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