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2013 / Japanese American ensemble to present “Home for the Holidays” show, Dec. 07

Grateful Crane Home for Holidays

“Home for the Holidays,” a holiday show featuring favorite songs of the season and a fond look back at Japanese American family gatherings, will take place on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 2 pm at the St. Francis Xavier Chapel Japanese Catholic Center (formerly known as Maryknoll) in downtown Los Angeles. Presented by the Grateful...
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2013 / Musical about Japanese American confectioners “Nihonmachi: The Place to be” Nov 16, 2:00 pm

Nihonmachi: The Place to be / Alan Making Manju

“Nihonmachi:  The Place to Be,” a musical journey about California’s Japan towns, returns to Little Tokyo on Saturday, Nov. 16, at 2:00 p.m. at the Aratani Theatre in downtown Los Angeles, in historic Little Tokyo. The performance is a benefit for the Little Tokyo Public Safety Association (a.k.a. Little Tokyo Koban) that celebrates its...
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2013 / Japanese American youth’s song show in tribute to Nisei, Oct. 13

Nisei Serenade 2013 Oct 13

   “Nisei Serenade,” the nostalgic musical show featuring Japanese American youth singing songs of the 1940’s in tribute to the Nisei generation, is returning to Southern California on Sunday, October 13 at 2 p.m. at the Orange County Buddhist Church (OCBC). Presented by the Grateful Crane Ensemble and OCBC’s Project Kokoro, “Nisei Serenade” premiered...
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2013 / Arts festival and Jackson Browne concert to honor a Hiroshima girl of “Thousand Paper Cranes” story, August 3 – 6

  In a stirring remembrance of the atomic bomb dropping on Hiroshima, Japan 68 years ago, The Japanese American Cultural and Community Center (JACCC) will host Remembering Sadako: Folding for Peace from August 3–6 in Little Tokyo in downtown Los Angeles. The four day event will promote peace through the arts, culminating with a...
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2013 / Four-day remembrance for a Hiroshima girl to be held in Little Tokyo, August 3-6

This four-day remembrance, will pay tribute to Sadako, who was two years old when the atomic bomb was dropped on August 6, 1945, near her home in Hiroshima, Japan.  Sadako is remembered through the story of a thousand origami cranes.  She and the origami paper crane have become international symbols for peace for children...
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2013 / Little Tokyo’s Nishi temple to hold “Obon” carnival, July 20-21

Nishi Hongwanji 2013 Obon Carnival

The L. A. Hompa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple aka Nishi Hongwanji will hold annual “Obon” carnival on July 20 and 21. Place: 815 East 1st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012, (213) 680-9130 Hours: 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm Obon Entertainment Schedule Saturday, July 20 3:00 pm  Carnival welcome by the temple president Lonny Quon. MC:...
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2013 / Youth singers performing 1940’s songs in tribute to the Nisei, June 29

Seventy years and two generations later, classic songs from the 1940s will be brought back to life by five young Japanese American women portraying real-life Nisei singers who sang these songs that brought joy, hope and inspiration to their fellow Nisei confined behind barbed wires.  In “Nisei Serenade,” Grateful Crane’s Next Generation Youth –...
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2013 / American ensemble to bring spoof of Japan’s famous “Kouhaku” Show, Feb 2

20130121 Grateful Crane Kouhaku

“Natsukashi no Kouhaku  Uta Gassen,” a nostalgic and entertaining spoof of Japan’s famous New Year’s Eve singing contest,  will be returning to Southern California on Saturday, February 2 at 2 pm at the James Armstrong Theatre in Torrance. Presented by the Grateful Crane Ensemble, this two-act show features 28 of Japan’s most famous songs...
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Buddhists to hold “Hanamatsuri” celebration in commemoration of Buddha’s birthday, April 8, 1 pm

Buddhist Hanamatsuri 2012 April Poster

The Los Angeles Buddhist Church Federation will hold its annual Hanamatsuri Celebration (the Flower Festival) on April 8th. This year’s celebration will be held in the Garden Room of the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center (JACCC) located on 244 South San Pedro Street in the Little Tokyo area of Los Angeles. The theme...
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