Pacific Southwest District JACL held a Halloween costume dance party on Oct. 31 at the Elks Lodge in Gardena. (Can you spot a Rafu Shimpo columnist in the above photo? Answer below.)
The event featured live music by the band Kokoro, who dressed for the occasion.
Akimi Watanabe gave a lesson on how to dance like the zombies in Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” music video.
Attendees came as, among other characters, cowboys, hippies, zombies, pirates, witches, and flappers from the 1920s. The event included a costume contest, food and drawings for prizes.
(Answer: Phil Shigekuni, second from right)
Photos by J.K. YAMAMOTO/Rafu Shimpo