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Melissa Manchester

Her ‘Cry’ for Peace

The Japanese American Cultural and Community Center will present “Remembering …

Winners 150 dpi Richard Fukuhara copy

6th L.A. Tanabata Festival Set for Aug. 10-11 in Little Tokyo

The sixth annual Los Angeles Tanabata Festival will be held …

Martha Nishitani

Noted Modern Dance Teacher, Choreographer Martha Nishitani Dies at 94

SEATTLE — Martha Nishitani, a modern dance teacher and choreographer in …

Dennis Kamakahi

Dennis Kamakahi Remembered by Fellow Hawaiian Musicians

HONOLULU — Memorial services for renowned Hawaiian entertainer the Rev. Dennis …

Women wearing yukata dance at the SEJSCC Cultural Festival

Southeast Japanese School Community Center Festival

Is there anything to do next weekend? Of course! On …

A selection of kushiage at Ichiban in Osaka’s Shinsekai district. Vegetables, shrimp, chicken and even ice cream (right) are impaled on a skewer, battered, deep-fried and served piping hot. (Photos by MIKEY HIRANO CULROSS/Rafu Shimpo)

Stick to Taste

Rafu Travel Editor
OSAKA.–Any jaunt through Osaka would …

Sueko Oshimoto with models wearing her avant garde kimono designs. (Photo credit: Kentaro Jake T.)

‘Kimono Couture’ at Nisei Week Fashion Show

Nisei Week hosts “Kimono Couture,” a fashion event featuring kimono …

Marisa Kosugi of Matsutoyo-Kai and Minyo Station interviewing children before last year’s Bon Dance.

Sozenji’s 38th Annual Obon Festival

MONTEBELLO — Sozenji Buddhist Temple, 3020 W. Beverly Blvd. in Montebello, …

Detail from one of Ushiro’s pieces
on exhibit at GR2.

Ushiro’s ‘Whispers’ Through July 30 at Giant Robot 2

Edwin Ushiro’s “Gathering Whispers,” now on exhibit at Giant Robot …

2012 Miss Pasadena JCI dances at the Pasadena Obon Festival. (MIKEY HIRANO CULROSS/Rafu Shimpo)

Variety of Activities Planned for Pasadena Obon

PASADENA — The Pasadena Buddhist Temple Obon Festival will take …