2012 Nisei Week / Little Tokyo to host bonsai and sword exhibitions, Aug 18-19

The Japanese American Cultural and Community Center host Japanese culture exhibition during the Nisei Week. The JACCC is located at 244 South San Pedro Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012. www.jaccc.org

Week One, Aug 11 -12, 10 am – 5 pm

2012 Nisei Week Ikebana Kado Kyoju Kai Miyahara

2012 Nisei Week Ikebana Exhibition by Kado Kyoju Kai (Cultural News Photo)

1st Floor / Ikebana Flower Arrangement: Kado Kyoju-kai – Doizaki Gallery

Four major ikebana schools in Japan are represented by namely Ikenobo, Ohara, Shofu, and Sogetsu. Large and small scale flower arrangements on display are showing the distinctive character and style of each school. The diverse artistic expressions range from the classical to the modern area.

5th Floor / Tea Ceremony: Omote Senke School of Tea – at Cultural Room

Basement / Ceramics: California Japanese Ceramics Guild – Garden Room A

Basement / Kimekomi Japanese Dolls: Hirofumi-kai – Garden Room B

Basement /  Sumie Brush Painting: Kawai Sumie – Garden Room B


Week Two, Aug 18-19, 10 am – 5 pm

Nisei Week JACCC Exhibition Bonsai

2012 Nisei Week Bonsai Exhibition by Nanpu Kai

1st Floor / Bonsai Exhibit: Nanpu-kai – Doizaki Gallery

Bonsai is the art of cultivating and pleasing miniature trees, which are an imitation of nature’s most graceful and dramatic effects. Nanpu-kai was funded by late John Naka, renowned bonsai instructor. Collections of Nanpu Kia is considered as one of best bonsai collection in the nation.

Nisei Week Sword Display Tetsugendo.com

Nisei Week Sword Display Tetsugendo.com

Nisei Week Exhibition: Armors by the Samurai Stote

3rd Floor / Samurai Armor & Swords: The Samurai Store and Testugendo.com – Room 302 

This year’s display will be centered on many different types of Japanese sword mounting. Free verbal appraisals for Japanese swords and armor.

3rd Floor / Sashiko Embroidery: Pioneer Center – Room 302

Basement / Japanese Calligraphy: Beikoku Shodo Kenkyu-kai – Garden Room A

Basement / Kimemokomi Japanese Dolls: Yukari-kai – Garden Room B


Annual US 101 Photo Club Exhibition

the Higashi Honganji Temple, 505 East 3rd Street, Little Tokyo

the 2011 Nisei Queen and her Court

the 2011 Pioneer Selectees

Personal photos by the US 101 Photo Club Members

August 18, 2012 (Saturday) 10:30 am to 5:00 pm

August 19, 2012 (Sunday) 10:30 am to 3:00 pm