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2015 Grand Parade (Nebuta)

The Nisei Week Foundation is proud to be celebrating the 75th anniversary of its Nisei Week Japanese Festival with free cultural activities for all ages, including the must-see Grand Parade. The Grand Parade is part of the Nisei Week Festival’s first weekend of events, which will make its way through the streets of Little Tokyo on Sunday, August 16, starting at 5:30 p.m. (Note time change.) The parade will be lead by the 2015 Grand Marshal, culinary Chef Roy Yamaguchi […]

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2015 Free Ondo Classes to Public

75th NISEI WEEK JAPANESE FESTIVAL OFFERS FREE ONDO CLASSES TO PUBLIC STARTING JULY 21 Ever want to dance in the Nisei Week Ondo or Grand Parade? This is the year to do it as the Nisei Week Japanese Festival celebrates its 75th anniversary August 15-23. To help the public prepare for the Grand Parade (August 16) and Ondo street dancing/Closing Ceremony (August 23) free Ondo classes are being held from 6:30 – 9 pm on Tuesday July 21, Thursday July […]

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2015 Nisei Week Baby Show

REGISTER YOUR CHILD TODAY! APPLICATIONS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED SATURDAY, August 1, 2015 Centenary United Methodist Church 300 S. Central Avenue Los Angeles, 90013 Application fee: $60.00 (non-refundable donation) Most Photogenic contest: Contestant must be pre-registered Photograph must be mailed/included with entry form (photos will be returned on day of event) Divisions: Age range, check-in time and cut-off Tiny tots: 1 year to 23 months; Registration: 9:00 am to 9:30 am; Judging: 10:00 am Romper stompers: 24 months to 3 […]

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Back row, from L to R: Kelsey Kwong, Karen Mizoguchi, Sara Hutter, Veronica Ota. Front row, L to R: Tamara Teragawa, Michelle Hanabusa, Camryn Sugita.   Michelle Kaori Hanabusa West Los Angeles JACL & Venice Japanese Community Center Birthplace: Los Angeles, CA Age: 24 Education: University of Southern California Degree: Bachelor of Arts, Renaissance Scholar Major: Fine Arts Minor: Advertising Platform: Special World Olympic Games Hobbies & activities: Weekly yoga practices, finding creative inspiration by reading blogs and listening to […]

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The 2015 Nisei Week Japanese Festival queen candidates took center stage for their first official appearance before various community leaders, local dignitaries, family and friends at the Opening Ceremony event held Sunday, July 19 at the Japanese American National Museum. The seven candidates will participate in this year’s festival, which celebrates its 75th anniversary from August 15-23. The candidates will compete for the title of Nisei Week Queen on Saturday, August 15, 7 p.m., at the Coronation Ball at the […]

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