2017 / Nisei Week: Nabuta Parade / Aug. 20 from 4 – 7 pm

LA Nebuta at the 2016 Nisei Week Grand Parade (Courtesy of LA Nebuta)

LA Nebuta

On August 19, 2007, the first Nebuta appeared in Los Angeles Little Tokyo.

As the final float of Nisei Week Parade, 17-foot high huge Nebuta Float “Samurai Warrier” showed up illuminated with over 600 lights in the evening darkness.

This Nebuta was created by Mr. Hiroo Takenami, a 20-year career master artist of Nebuta Float creation. The float was shipped to Los Angeles in pieces and assembled.

On Nebuta Parade, more than 200 Haneto dancers, taiko drummers and Japanese flute players accompanied the float.

First “Kodomo-Nebuta” was held 2009. Kodomo-Nebuta is a small Nebuta float, which is created by smaller group in Aomori.

The L.A. Nebuta participated in Hollywood Christmas Parade on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015 for the first time, and joined again in 2016.

On Sunday, August 20, 2017, participants of the LA Nebuta Parade will report to the Aomori Kenjinkai Kaikan in Little Tokyo by 1:00 pm. The Nisei Week Grand Parade will start at 4:00 pm in Little Tokyo.  http://lanebuta.com/eng