Nisei Week 2016
|Great Buddha, Kamakura, Japan (CP)|
|The Nisei Week logo|
Nisei means "second generation," describing the first American-born Japanese, a group which the seven-day festival was originally meant to attract.
Although named for the Nisei generation, Nisei Week is no longer targeted at Niseis, nor is the festival still contained within a week. Nisei Week Foundation president for 2006, Michelle Suzuki, described the festival as "the opportunity for people of all backgrounds to celebrate Japanese heritage and culture" (Nisei Week Kicks Off Annual Festivities)... More