8/03: Boyle Heights Community Partners seeking Japanese groups and businesses for 3rd Annual Nikkei Celebration

The Boyle Heights Community Partners (BHCP) will be hosting its 3rd Annual Nikkei Celebration at Boyle Heights in Los Angeles on Saturday, August 3, from 5:00 to 10:00 p.m.

In co-partnership with the Little Tokyo Historical Society, the Nikkei Celebration highlights the enduring legacy of Otomisan Landmark of “Los Angeles,” the only continuously operating authentic Japanese restaurant in the same location since 1956.

The parade begins at 5 p.m. at Saratoga and East First streets in front of the Tenrikyo Church. The Boyle Heights Community Partners encourages Japanese groups and businesses to join the event, especially for booths.

The parade ends as participants walk into the booth and entertainment area in front of Otomisan restaurant, 2506 1/2 East First Street, Los Angeles, CA 90033, where the stage will be waiting to be opened by the Consulate General of Japan, 2023 Nisei Week Queen and Courts, Hikari Taiko, Boyle Heights Neighborhood Music School, Far Bar, and more. The event will be closing with Ondo/Japanese festival street dancing.

The Nikkei Celebration event honors the enduring impact of Japanese culture and history at Boyle Heights in the City of Los Angeles. In the early 20th century, Boyle Heights was Los Angeles largest residential community, apart from Little Tokyo, of Japanese immigrants and Japanese Americans.

The event celebrates this storied history, and the Boyle Heights Community Partners is thrilled to showcase the neighborhood’s rich heritage for the 3rd consecutive year.

It’s a fantastic opportunity to connect with fellow community members, celebrate Japanese American cultural traditions and heritage, and experience the vibrant Nikkei spirit.

The Boyle Heights Community Partners is currently seeking partners who share its passion for preserving Boyle Heights’ unique history which is tied to Japanese culture.

Here are some ways you can get involved:

Host a Booth: Share your organization, group, or business with the community by setting up a booth at the event.

Join the Parade: Showcase your organization, group, or business in our celebratory parade which will begin at 5 p.m. on August 3.

Perform at our event: Deliver a performance from your organization which highlights Japanese culture and heritage.

For your reference, here is the event and vendor booth application.

For more information, contact Jerry Nakafuji by email to BHCPNikkeiCelebration@outlook.com
or call (562) 577 – 1216