Tag Archives: Japanese American culture

Looking for Some Cultural Fun?

Asian Cultural Bazaar @ West L.A. United Methodist Church

September 17th

11am – 5pm

FREE!

Discover Nikkei: Wellness as a Global Solution @ The Japanese American National Museum

September 18th

2pm

Featuring some of Keiro’s very own!

Benefit Concert for Japan @ Occidental College

September 18th

2pm

Please see the website for more details.

“The Neighbor” (369 no Metoshiera) Screening @ Laemmle Sunset 5

September 16th – 22nd

Times vary.

Please see the website for more details.

FREE healthy aging resouces, Genki Living Expo, Keiro Senior HealthCare 50th Anniversary, healthy living

Join us for Keiro’s 50th Anniversary Celebration Luncheon and the FREE Genki Living Expo on October 15!

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What To Do This Weekend …

3rd Annual OC Japan Fair @ The Orange County Fairgrounds

September 10th

10am – 9pm

General Admission – $5

Hiroshima in the Morning Discussion @ The Japanese American National Museum

September 10th

2pm

Please see the website for more details.

Chinatown Summer Nights @ L.A. Chinatown

September 11th

5pm – midnight

FREE!

“The Best of Grateful Crane” @ The Torrance Cultural Arts Center

September 11th

Two shows: 11am & 4pm

Please see the website for more details.

 

More Japanese Cultural Fun!

The 71st Annual Nisei Week Festival ends this weekend! Check out all the awesome exhibits, vendors, and entertainment.

 

Various Cultural Exhibits @ The Japanese American Cultural & Community Center (JACCC) and Higashi Hongwanji Temple

August 20th – 21st

10am – 5pm

Cultural Entertainment @ The Japanese Village Plaza

August 20th -21st

Varying times.

Nisei Week LA Sake Tasting @ The Kyoto Grand Hotel

August 20th

4-8pm

Please see website for more details.

Closing Ceremony & Ondo @ 1st Street in Little Tokyo

August 21st

4pm

Nikkei Games @ CSU Long Beach & Other Venues (Through August 21st)

Sugihara: A Conspiracy of Kindness Documentary Screening @ The National Center for the Preservation of Democracy

August 26th

7-9pm

Admission: $20 general, $15 students & seniors (All proceeds shall go to the U.S.-Japan Council Earthquake Relief Fund).

Please email ltccjb@aol.com for reservations.

Cookout Tours @Tanaka Farms (March 19th – August 28th)

Watermelon Tours @ Tanaka Farms (July 2nd – August 28th)

Let's Go to Little Tokyo!

The 71st Annual Nisei Week Festival has plenty of good fun in Little Tokyo this weekend!

 

3rd Annual Tanabata Festival @ The JANM Plaza

August 12th – 14th

12pm – 9pm

Various Cultural Exhibits @ The Japanese American Cultural & Community Center (JACCC)

August 13th – 14th

10am – 5pm

Cultural Entertainment @ The JACCC Plaza & Japanese Village Plaza

August 13th – 14th

10am – 5pm

Ceremony on the Passage of the Nisei WWII Vets Congressional Gold Medal Legislation @ JACCC Plaza Festival Stage

August 14th

2:15pm

Grand Parade through Little Tokyo

August 14th

5:30pm

Nikkei Games @ CSU Long Beach & Other Venues (Through August 21st)

Cookout Tours @ Tanaka Farms (March 19th – August 28th)

Watermelon Tours @ Tanaka Farms (July 2nd – August 28th)

Recognizing Our Founders

Kim Hayashi, Keiro Staff Member

Keiro joins Nisei Week Foundation in saluting Congressional Gold Medal recipients and Japanese American World War II veterans, including Keiro founder George Aratani! In recognition of 50 years of service and commitment to our community, Keiro founders were also named as 2011 Nisei Week Honorary Grand Marshals.

Keiro Founders

Keiro Founders

In 1961, George Aratani, Edwin Hiroto, Kiyoshi Maruyama, James Mitsumori, Gongoro Nakamura, Frank Omatsu, Joseph Shinoda, and Fred Wada recognized the need for quality health care and established Keiro Senior HealthCare. They mortgaged their own homes and launched a fundraising campaign to start a nursing home. Thanks to many personal sacrifices and generous donations from the community, Keiro Nursing Home opened in1969. This success was soon followed by the establishment of Keiro Retirement Home, Keiro Intermediate Care Facility, South Bay Keiro Nursing Home, and most recently, The Institute for Healthy Aging at Keiro.

The vision, leadership and dedication of Keiro’s founders created an enduring legacy. Today, new generations benefit from Keiro’s continuing mission “to enhance the quality of senior life in our community.” As Keiro celebrates its 50th year of service, we thank our founders for creating an organization that continues to enrich our community and the lives of those it touches.

Please join us as we celebrate our founders and “all things Keiro” at Keiro’s 50th Anniversary Celebration Luncheon and Genki Living Expo on October 15!

Kim Hayashi is the Community Resources Manager for The Institute for Healthy Aging at Keiro. She currently serves as the Committee Chair for the Nisei Week Hoops Basketball Tournament. She graduated from USC and Chapman University and enjoys being active, traveling, and Disneyland!

The material presented on this site is for informational purposes only and does not necessarily represent the opinions of Keiro Senior HealthCare, The Institute for Healthy Aging at Keiro, or its contributors. Readers should consult appropriate health, legal, or financial professionals on any matter relating to their health and well-being.  Full disclaimer

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A Weekend Full of Cultural Activities!

Shotokan Karate of America 55th Annual Nisei Week Karate Exhibition & Tournament @ Caltech

August 6th

11am – 1:30pm

FREE!

J-Town Summer Sessions: A Live Concert @ Higashi Honganji Buddhist Temple

August 6th

1-7pm

Please see the website for more details.

Visual Communications 1st Animation Mini-Film Festival @ The Tateuchi Democracy Forum

August 6th

2pm

Please see the website for more details.

Obon Festival @ Gardena Buddhist Church

August 6th – 7th

3-10pm (Sat), 2-9pm (Sun)

Nikkei Games @ CSU Long Beach & Other Venues (Through August 21st)

Cookout Tours @ Tanaka Farms (March 19th – August 28th)

Watermelon Tours @ Tanaka Farms (July 2nd – August 28th)

Weekend Fun in the Sun!

Obon Festival @ Higashi Honganji Buddhist Temple

July 30th – 31st

12pm – 9pm

Little Tokyo Walking Tour @ The Japanese American National History Museum

July 30th

10:15am

Please see the website for more details.

Japan Festival IV @ Lutheran Church of the Resurrection

July 30th

4:00pm – 7:30pm

The Samurai Sword: A Seminar @ The Martial Arts History Museum

July 30th

4-6pm

Please see website for details.

Nikkei Games @ CSU Long Beach & Other Venues (Through August 21st)

Cookout Tours @ Tanaka Farms (March 19th – August 28th)

Watermelon Tours @ Tanaka Farms (July 2nd – August 28th)