2017 / Nisei Week: Aug. 19 from 4:30 – 5:00 pm / Fusion styled Japanese music group at JANM Free Family Day

Minyo Station . August 19 (Saturday) 4:30 – 5:00pm, Natsu Matsuri Family Festival – Free Family Day Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles 100 N Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012 . August 18 (Friday) 4:40-7 pm, Tatabata Festival Opening Ceremony in front of Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles 120 Judge John Aiso Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 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 . Minyo Station is one of a kind,...
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2017 / Union Church: Aug. 19 / Spiritual Legacy of the Issei Pioneers exhibit by Mike Saijo

Spiritual Legacy Project

Little Tokyo Historical Society and Tanaka Photography Collection present “Spiritual Legacy Project” by Mike Saijo at Union Church of Los Angeles from Aug. 19-20, and Aug. 26-27. Art and Multimedia exhibit by Mike Saijo based on original photos, glass plate negatives and film footage celebrating the centennial of Union Church of Los Angeles and the beginning of the Japanese American community Southern California. August 19-20, 2017: Spiritual Legacy Project exhibit August 26-27, 2017: Spiritual Legacy Project exhibit Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017 at 2 pm: Concert by Dan Taguchi & Big Band Union Church of Los Angeles 401 East Third...
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2017 / Little Tokyo Library: Author Talk program to feature Japan based-Barry Lancet, Aug. 19

Barry Lancet

http://www.lapl.org/branches/little-tokyo Barry Lancet who has published his fourth novel by Simon & Schuster, *Spy Across the Table*, will be giving an author talk at the Little Tokyo Branch Library on Saturday, August 19 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. If you’ve ever wondered how authors create plots and characters for their novels, Barry Lancet gives excellent tips for plot development as well as guidance on the best ways to get published. His latest book is a continuation of the detective Jim Brodie series, which features action on both sides of the Pacific. Barry Lancet lives in Japan, but travels...
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2017 / Nisei Week: Aug. 19 from 10:45 – 11:15 am / Little Tokyo Geta Dance Troupe at Tanabata Festival Stage

Little Tokyo Geta Dance Troupe

Little Tokyo Geta Dance Troupe Saturday, August 19, 10:45 – 11:15 am Los Angeles Tanabata Festival Stage Outdoor plaza of MOCA at the Geffen Comprised of Little Tokyo leaders and other dance enthusiasts, the Little Tokyo Dance Troupe has been performing for the past five years under the direction of choreographer Takamaru Koba and former Nisei Week “Miss Tomodachi” Barbara Endo Uemura.  Geta tap blends American tap dancing with Japanese “geta” (wooden sandals). 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...
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2017 / Gardena: Meditation Workshop at Japanese Cultural Institute, Aug, 19

Gardena Valley JCI Logo

Meditation Workshop Where: Gardena Valley JCI, 1964 W 162nd, Gardena CA 90274 in room 207/208 When: August 19, 2017; 10:30 am-12:00 pm Fee: $5.00 Description: Meditation is known to reduce anxiety and will help people reach a deeper level of physical relaxation.  Grab friends and family to come explore different meditation methods and experience in-workshop meditation!  Sounds fun?  Come sign-up online or at our office!! http://www.jci-gardena.org/upcoming-events.html + Ikebana Workshop Where: Gardena Valley JCI, 1964 W 162nd, Gardena CA 90274 in room 207/208 When: September 9, 2017; 2:00pm-4:00pm Fee: $40.00 (includes 2 take-home arrangements) Description: Join in on an unique...
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2017 / Nisei Week: Aug. 18 from 4:40 – 6:30 pm / Tanabata Festival opening with music

Los Angeles Tanabata 2016 pic

Los Angeles Tanabata Festival Opening Ceremony August 18, 2017, 4:40 pm – 6:30 pm 4:40 pm: Yuujou Daiko 4:55 pm: Minyo Station, Scott Nagatani and Nancy Teramura Hayata’s Classic Japanese Dance Group “Tanabata Happiness” “Yuuyake Koyake” 5:15 pm: Los Angeles Tanabata Festival Chairperson’s Welcome Remarks by Masumi Muya 5:20 pm: Introduction of the VIP guests 5:40 pm: Miyo Station 5:55 pm: Kazari Award – Gail Matsui 6:15 pm: Sake Barrel Breaking Ceremony 6:30 pm: Kazari viewing and Sake tasting 6:35 pm: Ondo by Nancy Hayata and her Classical Dancing Group and music by Minyo Station www.tanabatalosangeles.org  
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2017 / Nisei Week: Aug 18 from 4:40 – 6:30 pm / Fusion styled Japanese folk music group at Tanabata Festival Opening Ceremony

  Minyo Station . August 18 (Friday) 4:40-7 pm, Tatabata Festival Opening Ceremony in front of Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles 120 Judge John Aiso Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 . August 19 (Saturday) 4:30 – 5:00pm, Natsu Matsuri Family Festival – Free Family Day Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles 100 N Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012 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 . Minyo Station is one of a...
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2017 / Bon Odori 2017: Gardena Buddhist Church, Aug. 12-13

August 12, 13 / Sat, Sun Gardena Buddhist Church 1517 West 166th Street, Gardena, CA 90247 Sat / Open: 3:00PM, Odori:6:00PM, Close: 10:00PM Sun / Open: 3:00PM, Odori: 6:00PM, Close: 9:00PM http://gardenabuddhistchurch.org
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2017 / JANM: “Instructions to All Persons: Reflections on Executive Order 9066” Feb. 18 -Aug. 13

Expulsion Order

Japanese American National Museum Instructions to All Persons: Reflections on Executive Order 9066 February 18 – August 13, 2017 This exhibition commemorates the 75th anniversary of President Franklin Roosevelt’s signing of Executive Order 9066, which led to the tragic and unlawful incarceration of 120,000 individuals of Japanese ancestry during World War II. For the first three months of the exhibition, original documents from the National Archives never before displayed in the Western United States will be the centerpiece of the exhibition. For more information about the Instructions to All Persons exhibition and related public programs, visit janm.org/instructions-to-all Instructions to...
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2017 / Nisei Week: Karate Exhibition by Shotokan Karate of America at Cal Tech, Aug. 12

Shotokan Karate of America hosts the 61st Annual Nisei Week Karate Exhibition and Tournament on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, from 11:00 am – 1:30 pm at Braun Gymnasium , California Institute of Technology, 1200 East California Blvd, Pasadena. Free admission. www.ska.org  
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2017 / World premiere of musical “manga” about Japanese immigrant’s story in 1910s: Silicon Valley theater program presents “The Four Immigrants” July 15 – Aug. 6

The Four Immigrants American Musical Manga

The World Premiere of The Four Immigrants: An American Musical Manga is opening at Lucie Stern Theatre in Palo Alto on July 15 as the kicks off of TheatreWorks Silicon Valley’s 2017 New Works Festival. The musical will run until Aug. 6. Drawn from one of the first ever graphic novels, set to an infectious ragtime and vaudeville score by local composer/lyricist Min Kahng, the comic musical follows four Japanese immigrants in a world of possibility and prejudice: turn-of-the-twentieth-century San Francisco. From a tumultuous earthquake to an exhilarating World’s Fair, the quartet pursues the American Dream, despite limited options...
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2017 / Little Tokyo: Hiroshima-Nagasaki Service at Koyasan Temple, Aug. 6

Hiroshima Memorial Service

The 72nd Commemorative Service of Hiroshima-Magasaki Atomic Bomb Victims Sunday, August 6, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Koyasan Buddhist Temple, 342 East First Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 The American Society of Hiroshima-Nagasaki A-Bomb Survivors, Japanese American Cultural and Community Center, and Koyasan Buddhist Temple sponsor the annual memorial service for the victims of Hiroshima-Nagasaki Atomic-bombing on Sunday, Aug. 6, from 2 pm to 4 pm at the Koyasan Temple, 342 East First Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012. The U.S. dropped the first atomic-bomb in the history over the City of Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945, and the second...
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