The Nisei Week Foundation issued the following announcement via Facebook on Saturday, Aug. 19 around 11:00 am:
Due to the expected effects of Hurricane Hilary, all Sunday (Aug. 20) Nisei Week events will be canceled, including the Plaza Festival, Taiko Gathering, Closing Ceremony, and Street Ondo.
Our raffle drawing has been postponed and will take place at an alter date to be announced.
While we would love to continue the celebration of the 81st Nisei Week, the safety of our attendees and volunteers remains our top priority. The Nisei Week Foundation thanks you for your continued support.
Please stay safe and we look forward to seeing you all again next year!
Editor’s note: Read more articles about Nisei Week 2023 at https://www.culturalnews.com/nisei-week-2023