2015 / Nisei Week / Cultural showcase at Japanese American Cultural and Community Center, Aug 22-23

Bonsai by Nampu Kai

Bonsai exhibit by Nampu Kai at Doizaki Gallery (Cultural News Photo)

The Japanese American Cultural and Community Center in Los Angeles celebrates the 2015 Nisei 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 held on August 15-16 and August 22-23, from 11:00 am – 6:00 pm.

August 22-23:

Bonsai exhibit by Nampu Kai

Japanese Calligraphy by Beikoku Shodo Kenkyu Kai, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Traditional to contemporary calligraphy demonstration by Hiroko Ikuta at 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, and 3:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Japanese Dolls exhibit

Day-Lee Foods World Gyoza Eating Championship

Taiko Gathering

Dance performances

Turntablist Exhibition by Scratch Pad LA

Lolita Dark

Live acoustic acts

Little Tokyo Vibes

Kaguya-Hime Opera on Aug. 22, 7 pm

Daidengaku, a special performance from Japan on Aug. 23, 2-3 pm

Food services will include: Sake & Beer Garden; Japanese & Asian – inspired food by Far Bar.