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Nisei Week 2016

Enjoyed by thousands every summer, come join the downtown Los Angeles community at the 76th Annual Nisei Week Japanese Festival in Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo, August 13 – 21, 2016.

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Nisei Week Awards Dinner

The annual Nisei Week Awards Dinner will be held on Monday, August 15, 6 pm, at the Double Tree by Hilton.

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2016 Baby Show Results

Congratulations to this year’s Baby Show winners!

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The 2016 Nisei Week Queen Candidates made their debut to the community on Sunday, July 17 at the Nisei Week Japanese Festival Opening Ceremony held at the Japanese American National Museum. From L to R (back row): Jaclyn Hidemi Tomita (San Fernando Valley Japanese Community Center),Julia Kiyomi Tani (Pasadena Japanese Cultural Institute), Megan Tomiko Ono (Orange County Nikkei Coordinating Council), Shannon Aiko Rose Tsumaki (West Los Angeles JACL & Venice Japanese Community Center). From L to R (front row): Heather […]

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2016 Nisei Week Japanese Festival Calendar of  Exhibitions and Demonstrations as of June 20, 2016. Dates and times subject to change. Weekend 1: August 13-14  August 13 (Sat) Kampai! California Japanese Ceramic Arts Guild Ceramic vessels for celebrations – JACCC Garden Room A, 9:30 am – 5pm Hagiyaki Ceramics JACCC Garden Room B Kimekomi Doll – Hirofumi-kai Dolls with hand-made and hand-painted porcelain heads and dressed in beautiful Japanese fabric – JACCC Garden Room B, 11am – 5pm Ikebana Flower Arrangement Traditional […]

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Sara Kuniko Hutter was crowned the 2015 Nisei Week Queen Saturday night at the coronation held at the Aratani Japan America Theater. Hutter’s parents, Ralph and Joy Hutter, with her family, friends and sponsors, the Orange County Nikkei Coordinating Council, shook the full-house after masters of ceremonies KABC-TV anchor David Ono and actress Tamlyn Tomita announced her name. Six other ladies also took center stage to compete for the title of the 2015 Nisei Week Queen including: First Princess Veronica Toyomi Ota, Miss Tomodachi Karen […]

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