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2015 / Weekend event “Japan Fair 2015” to take place Sept. 26-27 in Little Tokyo

Japan Fair 2015 Little Tokyo

The Japanese Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Orange County Japanese American Association, and the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center present Japan Fair 2015, a weekend event of Japanese food, music and arts, in Little Tokyo on Sept 26 and 27. Japan Fair 2015 will be held at the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center...
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2015 / Zenshuji Soto Temple to host Buddhism lecture by a dispatched priest from Japan, Sept. 13

Rev Shiju Sakagawa

Zenshuji Soto Temple in Little Tokyo will host a Special Dharma Talk by a dispatched priest, Rev. Shiju Sakagawa from Hokkaido, Japan on Sunday, Sept. 13 at 11:30 am after the 11:00 am Higan-E service. Rev. Sakagawa’s lecture is entitled, “The Easy Way to Become a Buddha”. Rev. Sakagawa graduated from Komazawa University and...
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2015 / Japanese American National Museum / Jidai: Timeless Works of Samurai Art, Aug 1-30

Japanese American National Museum

Japanese American National Museum Jidai: Timeless Works of Samurai Art August 1 – 30, 2015  Jidai: Timeless Works of Samurai Art looks at the weaponry and armor of the samurai—Japan’s elite warrior class. Assembled from collections in the greater Los Angeles area, Jidai features rare and historically significant samurai artifacts dating as far back...
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2015 / Nisei Week: Resurrected ten centuries old dance to play, Aug 22, 23

daidengaku

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DEsiKNPBTw The Japan Foundation invites extraordinary dance group “daidengaku” to Nisei Week on Sunday, Aug. 23. Dressed in colorful authentic costumes brought from Japan, these dancers will perform energetic, rhythmic and totally unique Japanese folk performing art. Originally, the term “dengaku” referred to the rice-planting festivities observed throughout Japan in which rural residents performed...
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2015 / Japanese language opera “Kaguya-Hime” to premier in the U.S. Aug 22

Opera Kaguya Hime

Opera “Kaguya-Hime” (Princess from the Moon) will be performed at Aratani Theatre in Los Angeles on Saturday, Aug. 22, at 7 pm as the U.S. premiere. The opera with soloists, chorus, and orchestra from Japan and Los Angeles will be conducted by acclaimed Tokyo-based Maestro Hideaki Hirai who wrote the music and libretto of...
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2015 / Nisei Week / Cultural showcase at Community Center, Aug 15-16

JACCC

The Japanese American Cultural and Community Center celebrates the 2015Nisei Week Japanese Festival with Taiko, Japanese classical folk dancers, martial arts, musical performances and DJ’s throughout the day. Exhibitions will include Japanese prefectural displays as well as artisans skilled in Ikebana, Bonsai, Japanese Dolls, Calligraphy, and Tea Ceremony. The JACCC’s cultural exhibitions will be...
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2015 / Nisei Week Queen 2015: Sara Kuniko Hutter sponsored by Orange County Nikkei Coordinating Council

Nisei Week Queen 2015 and Court

Sara Kuniko Hutter was crowned the 75th Nisei Week Queen Aug. 15 night at the coronation held at the Aratani Japan America Theater in Little Tokyo. Hutter’s parents, Ralph and Joy Hutter, with her family, friends and sponsors, the Orange County Nikkei Coordinating Council, shook the full-house after masters of ceremonies KABC-TV anchor David...
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2015 / Free street dance lessons for Nisei Week parade and event in Little Tokyo, Jul – Aug

To help the public prepare for the Nisei Week’s Grand Parade on Aug. 16, and Ondo street dancing/Closing Ceremony on Aug. 23, free Ondo classes are being held from 6:30 – 9 pm on Tuesday, July 21, Thursday, July 23, Tuesday, July 28, Thursday, July 30, and Tuesday, Aug. 4 on the Japanese American...
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2015 / Nisei Week Festival to present “Baby Show” Aug. 1

Nisei Week Baby Show

The 2015 Nisei Week Baby Show will be held on Saturday, August 1 at the Centenary United Methodist Church in Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo. Children 1 year to 6 years of age are encouraged to enter this great family event in one of three categories: Tiny Tots – 1 year to 23 months old...
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