Gyoza Eating Contest/Ramen Yokocho

IMPORTANT PARKING INFORMATION, CLICK HERE! On August 16th, the 8th Annual Day-Lee Foods World Gyoza Eating Championship will challenge eaters to devour as many Day-Lee Pride gyoza (Japanese potstickers) as possible in 10 minutes. The premiere competitive eating event on the West Coast, the 2014 Day-Lee Foods World Gyoza Eating Championship will be an epic showdown between Joey “Jaws” Chestnut (ranked #1 by Major League Eating [MLE]) and Matt “Megatoad” Stonie (#2). In a major upset last year, Stonie defeated […]

Read More

2014 Closing Ceremony and Ondo

The public is invited to celebrate the closing of the 74th Annual Nisei Week Festival with the Ondo street dancing and closing ceremony located on First  Street (between Central and San Pedro streets) in Little Tokyo on Sunday, August 17. Closing ceremony is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. with a taiko performance by Yuujou Taiko, followed  with the traditional “ondo” or street dancing. Everyone is encouraged to participate – young  and old –all can come out and dance. A […]

Read More

2014 Pioneer Luncheon

The Nisei Week Foundation is pleased to announce the 2014 Nisei Week Pioneers, who will be recognized during the 74th annual Nisei Week Japanese Festival (August 9-17) in Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo. The five pioneers make up some of the most active and dedicated leaders of the greater Los Angeles Japanese American community. They will be honored at a special 2014 Pioneers Luncheon to be held at the Doubletree by Hilton (120 S. Los Angeles Street, Los Angeles) on Wednesday, […]

Read More

Events Calendar

« Aug 2014 » loading...
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
tori3

2014 Nisei Week Queen Tori Nishinaka-Leon,  Tori Angela Nishinaka-Leon was crowned the 2014 Nisei Week Queen on Saturday, August 9, during the Nisei Week Japanese Festival’s coronation event at the Japan America Theatre in Little Tokyo. Former 2013 Nisei Week Queen Lauren Iwata passed on her reign to Nishinaka-Leon, whose parents are Bernard E. Leon, Jr. and Vicky Leon of Los Angeles. Five other ladies also took center stage to compete for the title of the 2014 Nisei Week Queen […]

Read More

The 2014 Nisei Week Japanese Festival queen candidates took center stage for their first official coming-out appearance to various community leaders, local dignitaries, family and friends at the Opening Ceremony event held Sunday, July 13 at the Japanese American National Museum. The six candidates will compete for the title of Nisei Week Queen on Saturday, August 9, 7 p.m., at the Coronation Ball at the Aratani Japan America Theatre in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles. The dinner prior to the coronation ball […]

Read More