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The Nisei Week Foundation was established in 1999 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization to oversee and organize the Nisei Week Japanese Festival.  The Foundation’s Mission is to promote Japanese and Japanese American heritage and traditions while bringing together the diverse communities of Southern California through arts and cultural education.   The Nisei Week Foundation depends on and appreciates the generosity of its volunteers and donors to continue the important Japanese Festival tradition.  Members from volunteers, businesses and corporations, community-based and […]

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About Nisei Week

The 2014 Nisei Week Japanese Festival is a nine-day event first held in 1934, and is recognized today as one of the longest running ethnic festivals in the United States. This event will take place in Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo district from August 9-17. The Nisei Week Foundation was established in 1999 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization to oversee and organize the Nisei Week Japanese Festival. The Foundation’s mission is to promote Japanese and Japanese American heritage and traditions while […]

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2013 Nisei Week Poster Design

  The Official 2013 Nisei Week poster and t-shirt are designed by Canadian artist Sean D’Anconia. With an extensive background in media and design, D’Anconia is best known for his dynamic visual universe, which showcases his love of fusing heroic (and kawaii) themes from both eastern and western cultural landscapes. Whether applied to fine art, apparel, or animation, D’Anconia’s work is always recognizable with his distinct, colorful, multi-layered array of cinematic stories and iconic characters. Having moved to Little Tokyo […]

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Events Calendar

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Lauren Naomi Iwata was crowned the 2013 Nisei Week Queen on Saturday, August 10, during the Nisei Week Festival’s coronation event at the Japan America Theatre in Little Tokyo. Former 2012 Nisei Week Queen Emily Michi Iijima Folick passed on her reign to Iwata, whose parents are Clyde and Fern Iwata of Torrance. Five other ladies also took center stage to compete for the title of the 2013 Nisei Week Queen including: First Princess Ashley Mieko Honma, Miss Tomadachi Megumi […]

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