Nisei Week Japanese Festival...MEET VAL SUNDAY 9am

The TANABATA FESTIVAL...Opening Ceremony Friday  Exhibit-Sat. & Sun

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The OMIKOSHI...at the TAIL end of the Parade


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We will meet in front of the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center (JACCC) at 9:00 am. This festival is going on Saturday as well, but I scheduled this meetup because I didn't want to miss the parade.

Background:

Nisei (nē-ˈsā) is a Japanese-language term to describe the second generation of children born to Issei (ē-ˈsā) or first generation Japanese people in their new country.

“The Nisei is a new American. Racially of the Orient, he is true and loyal citizen of the United States, his native land. Young, ambitious, hopeful, though at times oppressed, he seeks to take his place in civic development and community progress.” - John Maeno, third Nisei Week chairman

The Plan:

There will be a lot going on during the festival. We will meet at 9:00 am. We will not be able to hang out together in large groups. Some of the activities are inside and some outside. With large groups, it makes the areas crowded for you and the patrons, plus we need to respect the spaces, the JACCC rooms, and the sensitive items on display. Here is an exhausting list of activities for the day:

• 9:00 am - 5:00 pm - Location: JACCC Plaza
Nisei Week Japanese Festival

• 10:00 am - 4:00 pm - Location: JACCC Building, 1st Floor
Ikebana Flower Arrangement in Doizaki Gallery
Tea Ceremony in South Gallery

• 10:00 am - 4:00 pm - Location: JACCC Building, Basement
Ceramics in Garden Room A
Kimekomi Japanese Dolls in Garden Room B

• 10:00 am - 4:00 pm - Location: JACCC Building, 5th Floor
Samurai Armore & Swords in Cultural Room

• 11:00 am - 5:00 pm - Location: Japanese American National Museum on 1st and Central Ave
Tanabata Festival (240 beautifully colored handmade Tanabata Kazari (paper ornament streamers) made by more than 3,000 community members of all ages)

• 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Location: 2nd Street, Little Tokyo
Grand Parade

Gear:

Carry light and not a lot of gear; especially if you are going to be there all day. What I carry:

• Camera

• 50mm f/1.8 lens

• 24-105mm f/4 L lens

• Two 32 GB CF or SD Cards (depending on the camera)

• 1 Flash (use caution with flash; be respectful of exhibits and people's personal space)

• Small camera bag

• Water

• Sunscreen

Let's have fun and be respectful when we photograph people. If there is no flash photography in with the exhibits, please follow the rules.

More information links:

http://jaccc.org/niseiweek.php

http://www.niseiweek.org/events-festival/



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  • Chris F.

    Things happen Val.. Thanks for doing this one.. Let me know when you would like to host another..

    August 10

  • Val B.

    Hey all. I'm late! I blame the metro for stopping the train and then shut down. All of had I get off the train to switch trains. Sorry.

    August 10

    • Marc M.

      I was at the same train...

      August 10

  • Dash P.

    Going for bit of little tokyo sketches and parade scenes... ..

    August 9

  • Chris F.

    Might be a good idea to set up a secondary meetup spot for a later in the day regroup for those that get separated from the main group or lost in the crowd.

    August 8

  • Chris F.

    Some in the group cant make it to Saturday events for whatever reason.. So no,,, keep the schedule as it is ,, I don't see the need for separate albums but what's done is done.. leave everything as it now stands,, its too close to zero day make more confusing changes,,

    August 8

  • Val B.

    Should we create a different meetup for Friday and:or Saturday? It might be confusing for the meetup event on Sunday that the meetup event shows starting on Friday, yet we meet on Sunday. I understand that you're showing the festival starts on Sunday with the opening ceremony and going to Sunday, but it might be confusing. Thoughts?

    August 8

    • larry a.

      The reason was...it's all the same thing trying to save albums. I did mention to your participants they would meet you on Sundays event from 9am-7pm. But to ensure their is no- confusion I made 2 separate events...have fun guys

      August 8

    • Val B.

      Sounds good, thanks.

      August 8

  • larry a.

    larry abellera
    I included the TANABATA Festival for today...this does not alter your SUNDAYs meet up with Val scheduled for 9am

    1 · August 8

  • larry a.

    Those that signed up for Sunday you are still on for 9am at the location chosen too meet up with Val. I will be at the Opening ceremony for the TANABATA Lanterns Friday at 4:30...displays will be on during the Nisei week festival...have fun guys.

    1 · August 8

  • Val B.

    Larry, Yes I will be shooting the parade and going to work on getting over to the Tanabata Festival as well. Good to know about the lanterns. I put the information in the body of meetup, except for the lanterns because I didn't know about it.

    1 · August 6

  • Chris F.

    Larry,, If you can to give Val a hand with this one,, add yourself as an event host..

    August 6

  • larry a.

    At the very tail end of the Parade there is the Omikoshi and will have a few Tanabata Lanterns lit. The Omikoshi is the zig zagging and chanting while raising a statue over their shoulders

    August 6

  • larry a.

    Val are you shooting the Nisei Week Parade Sunday evening...if so there is also the TANABATA Festival going on Sun also (GIANT LANTERN Friday at 5pm is the Opening ceremony for it at 5pm

    August 6

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