2017 / Nisei Week: Aug. 20 from 10 am – 5 pm / Showcase: Tea Ceremony, Ikebana. Ceramic, Dolls

Nisei Week: Aug. 19-20 / Showcase: Tea Ceremony, Ikebana, Ceramic, Dolls, 10 am – 5 pm Nisei Week Japanese Cultural Exhibition, Week 1, August 19-20, 2017 Ikebana Flower Arrangement presented by Ikebana Teachers Association of Southern California JACCC Doizaki Gallery, 10 am – 5 pm California Japanese Ceramic Guild exhibition JACCC Garden Room A Tea Ceremony presented by Ura Senke School of Tea JACCC Tea House, 10 am – 5 pm Kimekomi Japanese Dolls exhibition presented by Yukari Kai Dolls with hand-made and hand-painted porcelain heads and dressed in beautiful Japanese fabric JACCC Garden Room B, 10 am –...
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2017 / Nisei Week: Aug. 20 from 9 am – 6 pm / Stage, Booth, Food at JACCC Plaza

Sunday, August 20, 2017 at the Plaza of the Japanese American Cultural Center Historical Little Tokyo Bike Ride 9 AM–12 PM (Sign-ups are full) ENTERTAINMENT: Kenshokai 11:05 AM–11:40 AM PRISKA 11:45 AM–12:15 PM Family art workshop by Audrey Chan, LA Metro-commissioned artist, 12–3 PM Leo Xia 12:20–12:55 PM Eden Kai 1–1:15 PM Kat McDowell 1:20–2:05 PM Doctors and Engineers 2:10–2:50 PM Perry & Danielle 2:55–3:55 PM BEER GARDENS: 11 AM–6 PM BOOTHS: JACCC Eden Kai A3M New York Life Rose Hills Nisei Week/Ski Club Dance Heads (Elder Law) Los Angeles Anime Film Festival Miriam Yu KTLA FOOD: Tsurumaru Shave...
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2017 / Nisei Week: Aug. 20 at 1:00 pm / Live Performance by actor and singer-song writer Eden Kai at JACCC Plaza

Eden Kai Yusuke Aizawa

The 2017 Nisei Week Japanese Festival announces actor and singer-song writer Eden Kai (aka Yusuke Aizawa) will be coming to Los Angeles for the first time to participate in the Nisei Week events. Performance and Appearance Schedule August 19 (Saturday) 4:30 pm / Performance at Nisei Week at JACCC* 4:45-5:30 pm / Appearance at Booth on JACCC Plaza* August 20 (Sunday) 1:00 pm / Performance at Nisei Week at JACCC* 2:00-2:30 pm / Appearance at Booth on JACCC Plaza* 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm / Riding in the Grand Parade in the Streets of Little Tokyo Live performances will...
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2017 / Nisei Week: Aug. 20 from 10 am – 5 pm / Tanabata Festival

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Nisei Week: Tanabata Festival Los Angeles 201 August 19-20, 2017, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm www.tanabatalosangeles.org Los Angeles Tanabata Festival Entertainment Schedule Sunday, August 20, 2017 10:15 – 10:45 am: Taiko with Ken Koshio 10:45 – 11:15 am: Twin Stars with Amy Singer 11:15 – 12:00 pm: Hawaiian entertainment 12:00 – 12:30 pm: Harajuku Fashion Performance by Fickie Wish 1:00 – 2:00 pm: Atomic Project with founder Benny Yee and original “Hirosima Band” members with special guest Marisa Kosugi 2:15 – 2:45 pm: Awa Odori Tokushima-Ren 2:45 – 3:00 pm: Kazari Contest People’s Choice Awards announcement 3:00 – 4:30...
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2017 / Nisei Week: Aug. 20 set for Track and Field of Nikkei Games

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The 2017 Nikkei Games will be held July through August at California State University, Long Beach, and at many other venues throughout Orange and Los Angeles counties. With competition spread over four weeks, the “Nikkei Games” promise to be bigger and better is becoming a reality. Most of the Games events will again be held in the Pyramid, one of our nation’s newest and most recognizable sports’ venues. Again, the martial arts (judo, kendo, and karate,) will compete side by side in their own tournament formats. The golf tournament will be held at the beautiful and challenging Strawberry Farms...
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2017 / Nisei Week: Aug. 20 from 10:15 – 10:45 pm / Ken Koshio and his friends at Tanabata Festival Stage

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Phoenix –based taiko artist Ken Koshio and  Japan-based Junichi Kamiya will perform at the Los Angeles Tanabata Festival Stage on Sunday, Aug. 20 from 10:15 – 45 pm. Open to the public. Admission free. www.kenkoshio.com Los Angeles Tanabata Festival Sunday, August 20, 2017 10:15 – 10:45 am: Taiko with Ken Koshio 10:45 – 11:15 am: Twin Stars with Amy Singer 11:15 – 12:00 pm: Hawaiian entertainment 12:00 – 12:30 pm: Harajuku Fashion Performance by Fickie Wish 1:00 – 2:00 pm: Atomic Project with founder Benny Yee and original “Hirosima Band” members with special guest Marisa Kosugi 2:15 – 2:45...
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2017 / Nisei Week: Aug. 19 at 7:00 pm / 2017 Queen Coronation at Aratani Theatre

2017 Nisei Week Queen Candidates

The 2017 Nisei Week Japanese Festival is a nine-day event first held in 1934, and is recognized today as one of the longest running ethnic festivals in the United States. This event will take place in Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo district from August 19-27. The highlight of Nisei Week is the Queen Coronation on Saturday, Aug. 19 at 7 pm at Aratani Theatre to select the 2017 Nisei Week Queen. Upon official coronation, the queen and her court will represent the Nisei Week Foundation at the 2017 festival and other community events locally and nationally. Seven Japanese American organizations...
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2017 / Nisei Week: Aug. 19 from 10 am – 5 pm / Showcase: Tea Ceremony, Ikebana, Ceramic, Dolls

Nisei Week: Aug. 19-20 / Showcase: Tea Ceremony, Ikebana, Ceramic, Dolls, 10 am – 5 pm Nisei Week Japanese Cultural Exhibition, Week 1, August 19-20, 2017 Ikebana Flower Arrangement presented by Ikebana Teachers Association of Southern California JACCC Doizaki Gallery, 10 am – 5 pm California Japanese Ceramic Guild exhibition JACCC Garden Room A Tea Ceremony presented by Ura Senke School of Tea JACCC Tea House, 10 am – 5 pm Kimekomi Japanese Dolls exhibition presented by Yukari Kai Dolls with hand-made and hand-painted porcelain heads and dressed in beautiful Japanese fabric JACCC Garden Room B, 10 am –...
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2017 / Nisei Week: Aug. 19 from 8:30 am – 6 pm / Stage, Booth, Food at JACCC Plaza

Saturday, August 19, 2017 at the Plaza of the Japanese American Cultural Center ENTERTAINMENT: Rubik’s Cube Competition 8:30 AM–4 PM Family art workshop by Audrey Chan, LA Metro-commissioned artist, 12–3 PM Ukuleles for Little Tokyo 4–4:15 PM Eden Kai 4:30–4:40 PM Paul Dateh 4:45–5:05 PM Phero Hill 5:10–5:30 PM Shinshi 5:30–6 PM BEER GARDEN: 11 AM–6 PM BOOTHS: JACCC Eden Kai A3M New York Life Rose Hills Audrey Chan–LA METRO Nisei Week/Ski Club Dance Heads (Elder Law) Los Angeles Anime Film Festival Miriam Yu KTLA FOOD: Tsurumaru Shave Ice Soft Drink Tokyo Doggie Style Go Little Tokyo by Metro...
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2017 / Nisei Week: Aug. 19 at 4:30 pm / Live Performance by actor and singer-song writer Eden Kai at JACCC

Eden Kai Yusuke Aizawa

The 2017 Nisei Week Japanese Festival announces actor and singer-song writer Eden Kai (aka Yusuke Aizawa) will be coming to Los Angeles for the first time to participate in the Nisei Week events. Performance and Appearance Schedule August 19 (Saturday) 4:30 pm / Performance at Nisei Week at JACCC* 4:45-5:30 pm / Appearance at Booth on JACCC Plaza* August 20 (Sunday) 1:30 pm / Performance at Nisei Week at JACCC* 2:00-2:30 pm / Appearance at Booth on JACCC Plaza* 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm / Riding in the Grand Parade in the Streets of Little Tokyo Live performances will...
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2017 / Nisei Week: Aug. 19 from 10 am – 8:15 pm / Tanabata Festival Display and Stage Events

Los Angeles Tanabata 2016 pic

Nisei Week: Tanabata Festival Los Angeles 2017 August 19-20, 2017, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm www.tanabatalosangeles.org Tanabata Stage Entertainment Schedule Saturday, August 19 10:15 – 10:45 am: Hikari Taiko 10:45 –  11:15 am: Little Tokyo Geta Dance Troupe 11:15 – 11:45 am: Classical Japanese Dance Group with Nancy Teramura Hayata 11:45 – 12:00 pm: Matsubayashi Shorin-Ryu Dojo of Little Tokyo with Art Ishii 12:30 – 1:00 pm: Kendama Performance by Anime Jungle 1:00 – 2:30 pm: Ronin Stones (formerly known as Local Mojo) 2:45 – 3:15 pm: Yuna & Tida 3:15 – 4:15 pm: FOB Four with Brian Yamamoto...
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2017 / JANM: Aug. 19 from 11 am – 5 pm / Natsu Matsuri Family Festival – free family day

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The Japanese American National Museum provides free family day event Natsu Matsuri Family Festival on Saturday, Aug. 19, from 11 am to 5 pm. Japanese American National Museum 100 North Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012 (213) 625-0414 http://www.janm.org/events/2017/natsumatsuri/ Forwarded for the Japanese American National Museum Natsu Matsuri Family Festival All Day Activities Happi Coat Photo Booth Take home a souvenir photo of yourself in a traditional happi coat, courtesy of Nerdbot. Express Line for members! Natsumatsuri Pinwheels Put a colorful spin on your summer by making a JANM pinwheel. Natsumatsuri Hats It wouldn’t be Natsumatsuri without JANM’s signature...
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