Nisei Week Music Video

Watch our video “Nisei Week Can’t Stop the Feeling” featuring Nisei Week highlights. Nisei Week Can’t Stop the Feeling from Nisei Week Foundation.

Read More

2016 NW Highlights

Check out photo highlights from this year’s Nisei Week!

Read More

Ondo & Closing Ceremony

Join us for our annual Ondo street dancing/Closing Ceremony August 21, on 1st Street, between Aiso Street and Central Avenue. The 2016 Nisei Week choreographer is Hanayagi Rokufukumi who has choreographed two dances for the 76th Nisei Week Japanese Festival: “So-ran Matsuri Bushi” by Yoshimi Tendo, and “Hoshi No Mai” by Megumi Date. Hanayagi Rokufukumi Sensei began her Nihon Buyo career at a very young age under the tutelage of the late Hanayagi Rokumiye. After many years of study, she […]

Read More

Follow us on Instagram


On August 13, with a crowd of nearly 700 in attendance at the Aratani Theatre in Little Tokyo, Jaclyn Hidemi Tomita was crowned the 2016 Nisei Week Queen. Megan Tomiko Ono was named 1st Princess, and Julia Kiyomi Tani was chosen Miss Tomodachi by the other candidates. Click HERE for a full press release.

Read More
H22A5275 crop

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More