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2014 / Photo Essay / Dance masters introduced as official choreographers for 2015 Nisei Week

Bando Ryu Nisei Week Ondo

In the closing ceremony of the 2014 Nisei Week Japanese Festival on Aug 16 at Little Tokyo, Downtown Los Angeles, dance masters were given certificates of appreciation by the Nisei Week Foundation. In Bando Ryu’s turn, from left, Bando Hidesomi, Bando Kohiro, and Bando Hirosuzu were introduced to the public. The Nisei Week Foundation...
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Photo Essay / Terry Hara introduced as 2015 President of Nisei Week Foundation

On Aug. 17, Terry Hara, Deputy Chief of Los Angeles Police Department, was introduced as the 2015 President of the Nisei Week Foundation during the closing ceremony of the summer event Nisei Week Japanese Festival in Downtown Los Angeles – Little Tokyo. The Nisei Week will mark 75th Anniversary in 2015, and major “Nebuta”...
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Nisei Week 2014 Queen and Court greet Little Tokyo

Icon Nisei Week 2014 Queen

The 2014 Nisei Week Court include: Queen Tori Angela Nishinaka-Leon (Pasadena Japanese Cultural Institute) Tori Angela Nishinaka-Leon is 24 years old and a graduate of Occidental College where she received her bachelor’s degree in psychology. She currently works at the office of Matthew Matauzaki, OD in Pasadena and plans to pursue a career in...
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2014 / Nisei Week Queen 2014 greets Little Tokyo

Nisei Week Queen  2014 Tori Nishinaka-Leon (right in photo) appears on a float to the public during the Nisei Week Grand Parade on August 10.
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Protected: 2014 / Nisei Week Grand Parade to march in Little Tokyo, Aug 10, 4 pm

Nisei Week Grand Parade

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2014 / Nisei Week marking 74th anniversary

2014 Nisei Week Queen Candidates Okamoto Kitty Aki

2014 Nisei Week Queen candidates posed with mascot Hello Kitty, Aki Dog, and Mike Okamoto, chairman of 2014 Nisei Week at the opening event on July 13 at the Japanese American National Museum. (Cultural News Photo) 2014 candidates are (from left on back row) Tori Angela Nishinaka-Leon (representing Pasadena Japanese Cultural Institute), Lindsey Emiko...
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2014 / Los Angeles Tanabata Festival set for Aug. 9-11 in Little Tokyo

Los Angeles Tanabata Festival

The sixth Annual Los Angeles Tanabata Festival will be held in conjunction with the Nisei Week Japanese Festival from Aug. 9 – 11 in Little Tokyo. The festival provides an opportunity to bring together diverse segments of Southern California’s Japanese American community in a fun. The Tanabata kazari, Japanese ornaments up to 7 feet tall,...
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2014 / Nisei Week fashion event to feature kimono and contemporary design with Okinawan tradition, July 27

Nisei Week Fashion Event

Forwarded for the Nisei Week Foundation Nisei Week Fashion Event “Kimono Couture” Sunday, July 27, 2014, 3:00pm Japanese American National Museum in Little Tokyo General seating: $50 This year, the 2014 Nisei Week Fashion Event will feature kimono stylist and costume designer, Sueko Oshimoto of Suehiro Kimono in Los Angeles. Sueko’s talents range from...
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2014 / Japanese Summer Festival / Nishi Hongwanji LA Temple / July 12-13

Nishi Hongwanji Obon

  Forwarded for Nishi Hongwanji Los Angeles Betsuin Temple Nishi Hongwanji LA Betsui Obon Schedule The Nishi Hongwanji Los Angeles Betsuin Temple 815 E 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90012 (213) 687-4585 http://www.nishihongwanji-la.org/ The festival will have a farmer’s market and lots of food booths. Saturday, July 12 2:00 pm: Hatsubon Service 3:00 pm:...
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