Nisei Week at JACCC

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L.A. Matsuri Taiko performs during last year's Nisei Week Japanese Festival. (J.K. YAMAMOTO/Rafu Shimpo)

L.A. Matsuri Taiko performs during last year’s Nisei Week Japanese Festival. (J.K. YAMAMOTO/Rafu Shimpo)

A variety of exhibits, entertainment and other events will take place over the next two weekends at the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center, 244 S. San Pedro St. in Little Tokyo, in conjunction with the Nisei Week Japanese Festival. The schedule is as follows.

Saturday, Aug. 15

8 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Rubik’s Cube competition

11 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Veterans Committee in Memorial Court

11 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Fujin-kai rummage sale

11 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Exhibits: Ikebana, Urasenke School of Tea, Southern California Ceramics Guild, Yukari-kai (kimekomi Japanese dolls)

11 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Nisei Week Book Fair

11 a.m. to 6 p.m. — Food Court and Beer Garden by Far Bar

11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Author’s Corner in James Irvine Japanese Garden

12 to 2 p.m. — Ukulele at U-Space

2 to 3 p.m. — Japanese jazz singers

3 to 4 p.m. — Festival Dance Company

4 to 5 p.m. — U-Space ukulele artists

5 to 6 p.m. — Fish to Birds improv vocal group

6 to 8 p.m. — Book Fair after party

Sunday, Aug. 16

11 a.m. — Martial arts by Shorinji Kempo L.A.

11 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Exhibits: Ikebana, Urasenke School of Tea, Southern California Ceramics Guild, Yukari-kai (kimekomi Japanese dolls)

11 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Nisei Week Book Fair

11 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Rummage sale

11 a.m. to 6 p.m. — Food Court and Beer Garden by Far Bar

11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Veterans Committee

12 p.m. — Prota Taiko

1 p.m. — Kishin Daiko

2 p.m. — Festival Dance Company

3 p.m. — Open mic

4 p.m. — L.T. Taichi Chigong

5 p.m. — Open mic

Saturday, Aug. 22

11 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Exhibits: Bonsai, Beikoku Shodo Kenkyu-kai (calligraphy), Hirofumi-kai (kimekomi Japanese dolls)

11 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Rummage sale

11 a.m. to 6 p.m. — Food Court and Beer Garden by Far Bar

12 to 2 p.m. — Day-Lee Gyoza Eating Contest

12 to 4:30 p.m. — Origami workshop by Nori Shirasu

1 to 6 p.m. — Photo story booth by FoxTables

2 to 6 p.m. — Mobile Mural Lab

Live performances produced by Little Tokyo Vibes

2:10 to 2:25 p.m. — Shin Kawasaki

2:30 to 2:45 p.m. — Shane Kanoa

2:50 to 3:15 p.m. — Priska

3:20 to 4:10 p.m. — Erika Jaye & the DL

4:10 to 4:50 p.m. — Yuko (DJ)

5:25 to 6:05 p.m. — Renko (DJ)

6:10 to 6:15 p.m. — J-pop dance party

6:20 to 7 p.m. — Lolita Dark (J-rock band)

Sunday, Aug. 23

10:30 to 11 a.m. — Togen Taiko

11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. — Yuujou Taiko

11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. — Kodama Daiko

11 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Exhibits: Bonsai, Beikoku Shodo Kenkyu-kai, Hirofumi-kai

11 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Rummage sale

11 a.m. to 6 p.m. — Food Court and Beer Garden by Far Bar

12 to 12:30 p.m. — Makoto Taiko

12:30 to 1 p.m. — Rainbow Taiko

1 to 1:30 p.m. — Koshin Daiko

1:30 to 2 p.m. — Kyodo Taiko

2 to 3 p.m. — Dai Dengaku (on the sculpture base)

3 to 3:30 p.m. — L.A. Matsuri Taiko

3:30 to 4 p.m. — Taiko Effect

4 to 4:30 p.m. — Senryu Taiko

4:30 to 5 p.m. — Yoki Daiko

5 to 5:30 p.m. — Crespi Taiko

On the Web:

www.jaccc.org

www.niseiweek.org

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