Friday, August 12, 2016

Japanese: Nisei Week, Los Angeles (festival); CC Liu, Crystal Quintero, Wisdom Quarterly

Nisei Week 2016
Great Buddha, Kamakura, Japan (CP)
Enjoyed by thousands every summer, come join the downtown Los Angeles community at the 76th Annual Nisei Week Japanese Festival in Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo, August 13-21, 2016. One of the nation’s longest running ethnic festivals of its kind, the events will take place August 13-21, 2016. The Festival showcases free Japanese cultural events, activities and exhibits, including music and entertainment, food and fun games spanning two weekends. CLICK to view the festival events. More

The Nisei Week logo
NISEI WEEK is an annual festival celebrating Japanese American culture and history in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles.

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

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