The San Fernando Valley JACL held its annual holiday program on Dec. 13 at the San Fernando Valley Japanese American Community Center in Pacoima. Activities included a potluck dinner and family photos with a Christmas backdrop. Above: Al and Mitzi Kushida with daughter Doreen, son-in-law Jose Gonzalez, and grandson Kai.
Kenyon Gohata-Chan takes a swing at a Christmas piñata. After several whacks, the kids collected the candy that spilled out.
Katie Kameya accepts a present from Santa Claus (Alden Katagihara).
Dean Inokuchi (in elf ears) enjoys Troika, in which participants dance in threes and constantly change partners.
Line dancing to “Jingle Bell Rock.”
Nancy Gohata, Barbara Nakatsu, Evelyn Mitarai and Phil Shigekuni sing Christmas classics.
Traci Ishigo helps kids with Christmas arts and crafts.
Photos by J.K. YAMAMOTO/Rafu Shimpo