2019 / Nisei Week Street Dance, on Aug. 18 at 3:45PM on First Street in Little Tokyo

Nisei Week Parade dancers shown in 2019 Nisei Week (Cultural News Archive)

From Shige Higashi, Editor & Publisher of Cultural News

Nisei Week Parade Dance Instructional Video

Hiroshi No Sakura Ondo:  https://youtu.be/QAEbj7RGhlY

Santaro Ondo:  https://youtu.be/PkXz45TB4lo


Nisei Week Ondo and Closing Ceremony Chair Miles Hamada announces the schedule of the public dance practices on June 21 through his email to Japanese dance teachers in Los Angeles area.

The teacher demonstration will be held on Monday, July 1 in Little Tokyo. But this is an invitation only event, not open to the public.

2019 Nisei Week Parade on August 11 features “Hiroshi no Sakura Ondo” and “Santaro Ondo by Kenta Kiritani.”

The designated 2019 Nisei Week Ondo Choreographer was Sanjo Kangiku who passed away in last April. Her group will continue her legacy and grant her wish for her group to lead and participate in this year’s Nisei Week. Sanjo Kanfuji will lead the group. Sanjo Kangiku will be receiving the Nisei Week President Award this year.

Public dance practices will be held at the Noguchi Plaza of the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center on San Pedro Street between 2nd and 3rd streets in Little Tokyo.

These are open to the public events and free admission.

July 16, 23, 30, and Aug 6, all Tuesdays
6:30 -7:30p.m. Parade dance practice
7:30 -7:45p.m. Break
7:45 -9:00p.m. Street dance practice

2019 Nisei Week Parade: August 11, Sunday, 4:00p.m. (start time)
2019 Nisei Week Ondo and Closing Ceremony, August 18, Sunday, 3:45p.m. (start time)

For update the information of 2019 Nisei Week events, check https://www.culturalnews.com