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

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...
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Jet-powered-glider inspired by Miyazaki anime “Nausica” to be on display at Chino Airport, Aug. 15-18

“Möwe (Mehve)” is an imaginary aircraft which appears in Japanese comic/animated film “Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind” created by Hayao Miyazaki. Miyazaki drafted the Mehve as a “non-flying airplane.” In 2003, artist Kazuhiko Hachiya, due to his continuous obsession with Mehve, began creating a real airplane that utilizes micro-jet engine. After years of trial and error, his airplane, OpenSky M-02, finally had a successful maiden flight in 2013. The jet-engine-installed version, M-02J, had public demonstration flight in June 2016 at Takikawa in Hokkaido. In summer in 2019, Hachiya brought OpenSky M-02J jet-powered-glider to the Experimental Aircraft Association events...
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Ukiyo-e lecture by Japanese art curator of Los Angeles County Museum of Art, on Aug. 18 at Shoseian Teahouse in Glendale Brand Library Park

Shoseian “Whispering Pine” Teahouse Brand Library Park, 1601 West Mountain Street, Glendale, CA 91201 Lecture Program: Ukiyo-e – Wood Block Prints of Japan Their Stories and Meanings Sunday, August 18, 2019 11 AM – 1 PM The colorful and intricate wood block prints from Japan all have stories attached to them. Listen to Hollis Goodall, an expert in this art form, reveal the history and meanings attached to the art through a slide lecture and Japanese prints brought by audience members. Please bring prints to share! Hollis Goodall is Curator of Japanese Art at the Los Angeles County Museum...
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Santa Barbara’s world-famous Lotusland reopens Japanese Garden

Ganna Walska Lotusland in Santa Barbara reopens the Japanese Garden on June 15 to the public after the $6 million renovation project which began in February 2017. The extensive renovation project honors the original 1960s garden and viison of Ganna Walska, founder of Lotusland, and Frank Fujii. Lotusland’s Japanese Garden is reminiscent of an authentic Japanese strolling garden with its large central pond, using the design technique called shakei, to “borrow” a view or element of the larger landscape and incorporate it into the garden. The view of Montecito Peak framed by the Torii Gate is a perfect example....
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My Beautiful Japan Video Talk: Nisei Week Queen Program (Final)

2019 Nisei Week Queen Juli Yoshinaga and Court (6 girls) appear on the Japan Airlines float in the Grand Parade of the Nisei Week on Sunday. August 11. (Cultural News Photo) Cultural News editor Shige Higashi talks about the Nisei Week Queen program.
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Protected: 2019 / Japan’s pop-group “Bishonen” (Beautiful Boys) to appear at Nisei Week events and perform at Koyasan Buddhist Temple, Aug. 10, 11

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Protected: 2019 / Los Angeles – Nisei Week: on Aug. 11, Grand Parade featuring 2019 Nisei Week Queen & Nebuta floats

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Protected: 2019 / Anaheim / MUZEO Museum: installation of black and white ink works, May 25 – Aug.11

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Protected: 2019 / Los Angeles – Tanabata Festival: on Aug. 9, 10, 11, Kazari display

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Protected: 2019 / Los Angeles – Nisei Week: on Aug. 10, 11, Japanese cultural events at JACCC Center Building and Plaza

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Nisei Week Queen 2019: Title of Japanese American communities’ representative at large goes to Juli Yoshinaga, sponsored by Japanese Restaurant Association of America

(Photo Caption) From left: Princess Ariel Mei Imamoto (San Fernando Valley), Princess Emily Yuiko Ishida (West Covina), First Princess Mia Masae Lopez (Venice), Queen Juli Yoshinaga (Japanese Restaurant), Miss Tomodachi Kara Chizuru Ito (Orange County), Princess Marika Kate Gotsschall (Pasadena), and Princess Kayla Sachiyo Igawa (Gardena). Cultural News Photo The Nisei Week Foundation presented the Nisei Week Queen Coronation, highlight of the 9-day Nisei Week Japanese Festival in Little Tokyo, Downtown Los Angeles, at the Aratani Theatre in the evening on Aug. 10. The title of Nisei Week Queen 2019, Japanese American community’s representative at large went to Juli...
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Protected: 2019 / To remember victims of Kyoto Animation arson attack, Japan Foundation to present screenings of latest Kyoto Animation films from Aug 8-10

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