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Nisei Week @ JACCC

Nisei Week @ JACCC

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When

Sat, Aug 13, 2022 11:00 am - Sun, Aug 21, 2022 6:30 pm

Where

Little Tokyo
Description

Come join the downtown Los Angeles community at the 80th Annual Nisei Week Japanese Festival in historic Little Tokyo.

Week 1

Tuesday, 8/9 & Thursday, 8/11 — Ondo Dance Practice

6:30 pm - 7:45 pm | The Noguchi Plaza

Parade dance practice starts on 6:30 p.m., followed by Street Ondo dance practice from 7:45 p.m. The practice video recorded at the demonstration session on June 6 will be released soon on social media.

Saturday, 8/13 - Sunday, 8/14 — Cultural Exhibits

11:00 am - 4:00 pm | Center Building

Free cultural exhibits of ikebana, tea ceremony, Japanese dolls, and ceramics will be on display, featuring the works of Southern California Ikebana Teachers Association, Omotesenke School of Tea, Yukari-kai, and the California Japanese Ceramic Arts Guild.

Saturday, 8/13 — Coronation

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm | Aratani Theatre

The Nisei Week court candidates show off the results of their training and vie to be crowned the 2022 Nisei Week Queen

Week 2

Saturday, 8/20 — Plaza Festival

11:00 am - 4:00 pm | The Noguchi Plaza

Plenty of entertainment such as martial arts and activities will be available for the entire family at the Plaza Festival. On Aug. 20, come experience a Nisei Week food event, sponsored by Day-Lee Foods, which will include local chefs as well as a beer and sake garden. And plan to stay for Nisei Week Sunset on the Plaza night event for pop-up food vendors, entertainment, and more.

Saturday, 8/20 - Sunday, 8/21 — Cultural Exhibits

11:00 am - 4:00 pm | Center Building

Free cultural exhibits such as bonsai, calligraphy, and Japanese Dolls will be on display, featuring the works of John Y. Naka Memorial Bonsai, Beikoku Shodo Kenkyukai, and Hirofumi-Kai.

Sunday, 8/21 — Taiko Gathering

11:00 am - 4:00 pm | The Noguchi Plaza

Showcasing Japanese drum (taiko) groups from across Southern California.

Japanese American Cultural & Community Center
244 South San Pedro Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 628-2725 | info@jaccc.org
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