2010 / Nisei Week / Culture Center in Little Tokyo to showcase Japanese tradition, Aug 21-22

Nisei Week JACCC Kabuki photo by Nobuyuki Okada

Kabuki photo by Nobuyuki Okada on the 5th floor, Cultural Room.

As part of the 70th Annual Nisei Week celebration, the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center hosts cultural exhibits on August 21-22.

Exhibition Hours: 10 am – 5 pm

Free Admission

Japanese American Cultural and Community Center

244 South San Pedro Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

(213) 628-2725  www.jaccc.org

Nisei Week JACCC Bonsai Nampu Kai

Bonsai exhibition by Nampu Kai

1st Floor

Bonsai: Nampu-kai: George J. Doizaki Gallery

Nisei Week JACCC Beikoku Shodo Kenkyukai

Calligraphy demonstration by Beikoku Shodo Kenkyukai

Nisei Week JACCC Akane Kai Textile Exhibition

Textile exhibition by Akane-Kai

Garden Level/Basement
Calligraphy: Beikoku Shodo Kenkyukai: Garden Room A
Textile: Akane-kai: Garden Room B

2nd Floor

Kimekomi Doll: Yukari-kai: Room 200

Sumie Brush Painting: Kawai Sumie: Conference Rooms B&C

3rd Floor
Sashiko Embroidery: Pioneer Center Sashiko: Room 311

Nisei Week JACCC Samurai Store

Samurai armor exhibition by Samurai Store

4th Floor
Samurai Armor & Swords: Samurai Store: Room 409

Nisei Week JACCC Kabuki photo by Nobuyuki Okada

Kabuki photo by Nobuyuki Okada

5th Floor
Photo exhibition of Kabuki Lecture “Backstage to Hanamichi”: Nobuyuki Okada: Cultural Room

This photo exhibition is presented by the Japan Foundation, Los Angeles, and supported by the JACCC.

In October 2009, the Japan Foundation’s Arts and Culture Exchange program in conjunction with the 100th Anniversary Celebration of the Japan America Society of Southern California hosted the ”KABUKI, Backstage to Hanamichi” lecture and performance at the Aratani Japan America Theater in Los Angeles.

Photographer Nobuyuki Okada says “These photographs, illustrating the beauty of Kabuki were meant for more than my private collection and I hoped for a chance to share these photos one day. I am thrilled that the Japan Foundation Los Angeles has offered their full support in organizing this show as one of the cultural exhibition events at the JACCC during the Nisei Week Festival this summer. My wish is to reach out to as many people as possible and share the beauty of traditional Japanese cultural arts.”