2018 / Nisei Week Event at Japanese American Cultural & Community Center, Aug. 11-19

The Japanese American Cultural & Community Center in Los Angeles celebrates the Nisei Week Japanese Festival with cultural exhibitions, entertainment, and activities throughout the two weekends.

View Japanese prefectural displays as well as artisans skilled in ikebana, bonsai, Japanese dolls, calligraphy, tea ceremony and more.

Check out the schedules below for events taking place at JACCC in the Center Building and on the Plaza.

Visit the Nisei Week website for the full festival schedule.

JACCC Center Building Schedule

August 11-12
10 am–5 pm

Ikebana Exhibition (Ikebana Teachers Association of Southern California): George J. Doizaki Gallery
Tea Ceremony: Omote Senke School of Tea: Tea Room
California Japanese Ceramics Guild: Garden Room A
Kimekomi Japanese Dolls (Yukari-Kai): Garden Room B
LA Aiseki Lapidary Club: Garden Room B

August 18-19
10 am–5 pm

Bonsai Exhibit (Nampu-Kai): George J. Doizaki Gallery
Tea Ceremony: Ogasawara Sencha School: Tea Room
Japanese Calligraphy (Beikoku Shodo Kenkyu-kai): Garden Room A
Kimekomi Japanese Dolls (Hirofumi-Kai): Garden Room B
Take-Akari (Hand carved bamboo lampshade) Workshop by Kumamoto Prefecture: Garden Room C. 10A, 11A, 1P, 2P, 3P. 1-hour workshop for 6 persons per session

JACCC Plaza Schedule
Stop by the JACCC Plaza to enjoy entertainment, food trucks, and more!

Saturday, August 11

Perry and Danielle    JACCC Plaza Stage, 10:30 AM
Maria Tuadi   JACCC Plaza Stage, 11 AM
Sho & Joseph Kamiya  JACCC Plaza Stage, 11:30 AM
Ava Salzman   JACCC Plaza Stage, 12 PM
Leo Xia   JACCC Plaza Stage, 12:30 PM
Andrew Figueroa Chiang   JACCC Plaza Stage, 1 PM
Matt Almodiel   JACCC Plaza Stage, 1:40 PM
Earth to Jupiter  JACCC Plaza Stage, 2:20 PM
Priska   JACCC Plaza Stage, 3 PM
Kenshokai Dojo   JACCC Plaza Stage, 4 PM – 5 PM
Beer Garden   JACCC Plaza, 11 AM–6 PM

Sunday, August 12

More TBA
Beer Garden  JACCC Plaza, 11 AM–6 PM

Saturday, August 18

More TBA

Day-Lee Foods World Gyoza Eating Competition   JACCC Plaza Stage, 2 PM–4 PM
Shorinji Kempo   JACCC Plaza Stage, 4 PM–5 PM
Beer Garden    JACCC Plaza, 11 AM–6 PM

Sunday, August 19

Taiko Gathering   JACCC Plaza Stage
Kodama Taiko – Pasadena, CA, 11 AM
Yuujou Taiko – So. San Gabriel, CA, 11:30 AM
Togen Daiko – Oxnard Buddhist Temple, 12 PM
LA Taiko Ichiza – Little Tokyo, 12:30 PM
Makoto Taiko – Pasadena, CA, 1 PM
Koshin Taiko – Venice Japanese Community Center, 1:30 PM
Taiko Effect – Torrance, CA, 2 PM
Crespi Taiko – Crespi High School, Encino, CA, 2:30 PM
Yoki Daiko – Tenrikyo Mission, Boyle Heights, CA, 3 PM
PROTA – Los Angeles, CA, 3:30 PM
Kishin Daiko – ESGVJCC, 4 PM
Senryu Taiko – UC Riverside, 4:30 PM

Beer Garden   JACCC Plaza, 11 AM–6 PM