2011 / Torrance Sister City Association to present annual “Bunka Sai” Apr 30 – May 1

Torrance Bunka Sai

May 1 (Sunday) Stage Schedule

11;50 am: Ikuta kai shodo

12:30 pm: Yukata show and kashiwa Odori (to recorded music)

1:10 pm:   Mitsuhiro Kai

1:50 pm:   Awaya kai

2:30 pm:   Matsutoyo Kai

3:10 pm:   Aikido

3:50 pm:   Isami Taiko


The Torrance Sister City Association (TSCA) presents its 39th Annual Bunka Sai, Japanese Cultural Festival, on Saturday, April 30, and Sunday, May 1, from 11 a.m. to 5 pm at the Ken Miller Recreation center located in Torrance at 3341 Torrance Blvd. at Madrona.

This annual event features demonstrations of Japanese art, dance, koto and shakuhachi music, Japanese choral music, Taiko drums, shodo calligraphy, sumi-e painting, origami, and martial arts such as kendo, judo, aikido and naginata.

Beautiful displays of ikebana (flower arrangements), bonsai, Girls Day dolls, and batik. games and crafts for kids.

A great event for families and the community.

Free admission and free parking.  Japanese food available for purchase.

Proceeds from event benefit TSCA’s student cultural exchange program which sends students from Torrance to Kashiwa, Japan for three weeks. TSCA will also host Kashiwa students and an adult leader during the summer.

TSCA is a non-profit, community-based, volunteer organization dedicated to promoting goodwill between the people of Torrance and Kashiwa Japan.

For more information, contact Torrance Community Services Deptartment at (310) 618-2930