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2014

<Event Information>

Jan 1st

New Year's Celebration in Little Tokyo
"Oshogatsu in Little Tokyo 2014
"

The 5rd Annual “MISS KIMONO LA CONTEST” and "Mr.Kimono LA CONTEST"

We had wonderful contest on Jan 1st in Little Tokyo

 

We all would like to congratulate to

Lindsay Seino <2014 Miss Kimono LA>, Mami Koizumi (Runner up)

Andy Matsuda <2014Mr.Kimono LA>

Please see our photo site

More detail about contest and application form will be here

Important!! Important!! Important!!Important!! Important!! Important!!

New year's group photo session

Our key word is "1-1-1" (Jan-1st-1pm)

If you dress Kimono on New Year's day, please come to Noguchi Plaza in JACCC before 1pm. We'll have new year's group photo session by Mr.Okada

Feb.16th

12th Annual "LA Kimono Club" Meeting

Date & Time:
Sun., February 16, 2014 check-in 11:00-
General Meeting starts at 12:00Noon

Place: JACCC
Japanese American Cultural and Community Center
244 South San Pedro Street
(between 2nd and 3rd Streets)
Los Angeles (Little Tokyo), CA 90012
(213) 628-2725

Including Nice Japanese Box-Lunch , entertainment .
Photo shooting with Miss Kimono LA (bring your own camera)

Please make RSVP to LA KIMONO CLUB administration office by mail/email or call to 818-703-0208 before Feb 1st. .Fee will be *$30 per person (Box-Lunch, Entertainment and fee for rental rooms) + $18 per family annual membership

Please make a check pay to order of "LA KIMONO CLUB"and send check to: 1815 S.Brockwell Ave. Monterey Park, CA 91754>

March. TBA

Ohanami (Cherry Blossom Viewing Picnic)

TBA

April TBA

 

Cherry Blossom Festival in Southern California(LA)

April TBA

 

17h Annual Cherry Blossom Festival in Monterey Park

APRIL 26th 11:00 AM TO 6:30 PM & APRIL 27th 11:00 AM TO 6:00 PM

"Miss Kimono L.A." will be at "Opening Ceremony" on April 26th. around 12 noon

NOTE: The festival is held the second weekend of April evert year and will take place in rain or shine.

Location Information
Civic Center: 320 West Newmark Avenue
Barnes Park: 350 S. McPherrin Avenue (directly behind Civic Center)
(map)

Free parking and shuttle service (approximately every 15 minutes) to the Festival is available at:
* El Repetto Elementary School - 650 S. Grandridge Avenue
* Ynez Elementary School - 120 S. Ynez Avenue (between Garvey & Newmark Avenues)
* Mark Keppel High School - 501 E. Hellman Ave., Alhambra

May 5th

<Unofficial Kimono event>

Tango no Sekku( Known as "Children or Boys Day")

May 5th is the Boys' Festival in Japan. It is the festival to hope all of the boys in each household would grow up healthy and strong. Warrior figures (often the dolls of boys in suits of armor) and/or Warrior's helmet and Warrior's Suit of Armor are set up in the house during this festival, iris leaves (Shobu) are placed under the eaves to fend off evil, and huge carp shaped streamers (Koinobori) are fastened to poles. Carps are thought to be very strong as they swim up even big water falls. Special rice cakes wrapped in oak leaves (Kashiwa mochi) and Cooked rice wrapped in bamboo grass and tied with straws (Chimaki) are eaten on this day.

Aug. TBA

Nisei Week Festival Parade in Little Tokyo

Let's celebrate our 14th anniversary with our 3nd "Miss Kimono L.A"


2013 Nisei Week Schedule: http://www.niseiweek.org/events/calendar.php

September

will annouce later

Kimono De "O-tsukimi"

September is the month for the traditional O-tsukimi.... or Moon Viewing Party. The tradition was started long ago when Royal Court elites would gather beneath the full moon of August to write poems and drink sake. Farmers also held religiout observances to ensure good crops.

If we plan something with O-tsukimi, web-master will post the information as soon as find out!

October

will annouce later

Aurora Foundation benefit Dinner show

AURORA FOUNDATION http://home.att.net/~creativeentpr/JLSF/

December

 

2013

<Event Information>

Jan 1st

New Year's Celebration in Little Tokyo
"Oshogatsu in Little Tokyo 2013
"

Date January 1st, 2013
At Weller Court, Onizuka Street
123 Astronaut E S Onizuka Street Los Angeles, CA 90012

Start 11am-

Food Kiosk, Culture Booths and more!
Traditional Oshogatsu Performances on Stage

LA KIMNO CLUB will have our "Club Booth"on Onizuka Street.

*We may need some volunteer at out booth.

The 4rd Annual “MISS KIMONO LA CONTEST” and "Mr.Kimono LA CONTEST"

We'll have wonderful contest on Jan 1st in Little Tokyo. We will find out nextl "Miss Kimono LA".

Contest start at 11:30am on Onizuka Street near LA Kimono Club booth.

Please see our photo site

More detail about contest and application form will be here

Important!! Important!! Important!!Important!! Important!! Important!!

New year's group photo session

Our key word is "1-1-1" (Jan-1st-1pm)

If you dress Kimono on New Year's day, please come to Noguchi Plaza in JACCC before 1pm. We'll have new year's group photo session by Mr.Okada

*Group photo will be available from Mr.Okada

11:00am---LA Kimono Club Booth open

11:30am---Mr and Miss Kimono LA contest start

1:00pm----Mr and Miss Kimono LA Award presentation and 111 Photo Party at JACCC Noguchi Plaza

2:00pm----Kimono Fashion Show at Weller Court Stage.

We are going to demonstrate "How to tie an Obi" at our fashion show

2:15pm----Mochi-maki by LA Kimono Club

2:30pm----Kimono Fashion Show at Japanese Village Plaza

2:35pm----Mochi-maki by LA Kimono Club

JACCC=Japanese American Cultural and Community Center
244 South San Pedro Street Los Angeles, CA (between 2nd and 3rd Streets)

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If you need help to wear Kimono for this event, Please contact with Ms Fumi Akutagawa 805-529-0139 (Kitsuke fee may apply)

Feb.17th

11th Annual "LA Kimono Club" Meeting

Date & Time:
Sun., February 17, 2012 check-in 11:00-
General Meeting starts at 12:00Noon

Place: JACCC
Japanese American Cultural and Community Center
244 South San Pedro Street
(between 2nd and 3rd Streets)
Los Angeles (Little Tokyo), CA 90012
(213) 628-2725

Including Nice Japanese Box-Lunch , entertainment .
Photo shooting with Miss Kimono LA (bring your own camera)

Please make RSVP to LA KIMONO CLUB administration office by mail/email or call to 818-703-0208 before Feb 1st. .Fee will be *$30 per person (Box-Lunch, Entertainment and fee for rental rooms) + $18 per family annual membership

Please make a check pay to order of "LA KIMONO CLUB"and send check to: 1815 S.Brockwell Ave. Monterey Park, CA 91754>

March. TBA

Ohanami (Cherry Blossom Viewing Picnic)

TBA

April TBA

 

Cherry Blossom Festival in Southern California(LA)

April TBA

 

16h Annual Cherry Blossom Festival in Monterey Park

4/20-4/21 2013

"Miss Kimono L.A." will be at "Opening Ceremony" on April 20th. around 12 noon

NOTE: The festival is held the second weekend of April evert year and will take place in rain or shine.

Location Information
Civic Center: 320 West Newmark Avenue
Barnes Park: 350 S. McPherrin Avenue (directly behind Civic Center)
(map)

Free parking and shuttle service (approximately every 15 minutes) to the Festival is available at:
* El Repetto Elementary School - 650 S. Grandridge Avenue
* Ynez Elementary School - 120 S. Ynez Avenue (between Garvey & Newmark Avenues)
* Mark Keppel High School - 501 E. Hellman Ave., Alhambra

May 5th

<Unofficial Kimono event>

Tango no Sekku( Known as "Children or Boys Day")

May 5th is the Boys' Festival in Japan. It is the festival to hope all of the boys in each household would grow up healthy and strong. Warrior figures (often the dolls of boys in suits of armor) and/or Warrior's helmet and Warrior's Suit of Armor are set up in the house during this festival, iris leaves (Shobu) are placed under the eaves to fend off evil, and huge carp shaped streamers (Koinobori) are fastened to poles. Carps are thought to be very strong as they swim up even big water falls. Special rice cakes wrapped in oak leaves (Kashiwa mochi) and Cooked rice wrapped in bamboo grass and tied with straws (Chimaki) are eaten on this day.

Aug. TBA

Nisei Week Festival Parade in Little Tokyo

Let's celebrate our 13th anniversary with our 3nd "Miss Kimono L.A"


2012 Nisei Week Schedule: http://www.niseiweek.org/events/calendar.php

September

will annouce later

Kimono De "O-tsukimi"

September is the month for the traditional O-tsukimi.... or Moon Viewing Party. The tradition was started long ago when Royal Court elites would gather beneath the full moon of August to write poems and drink sake. Farmers also held religiout observances to ensure good crops.

If we plan something with O-tsukimi, web-master will post the information as soon as find out!

October

will annouce later

Aurora Foundation benefit Dinner show

AURORA FOUNDATION http://home.att.net/~creativeentpr/JLSF/

December

 

2012

Jan 1st

New Year's Celebration in Little Tokyo
"Oshogatsu in Little Tokyo 2012
"

Date January 1st, 2012
At Weller Court, Onizuka Street
123 Astronaut E S Onizuka Street Los Angeles, CA 90012

Start 11am-

Food Kiosk, Culture Booths and more!
Traditional Oshogatsu Performances on Stage

LA KIMNO CLUB will have our "Club Booth"on Onizuka Street.

*We may need some volunteer at out booth.

The 3rd Annual “MISS KIMONO LA CONTEST”

We'll have wonderful contest on Jan 1st in Little Tokyo. We will find out nextl "Miss Kimono LA".

Contest start at 11:30am on Onizuka Street near LA Kimono Club booth.

Please see our photo site

More detail about contest and application form will be here

Important!! Important!! Important!!Important!! Important!! Important!!

New year's group photo session

Our key word is "1-1-1" (Jan-1st-1pm)

If you dress Kimono on New Year's day, please come to Noguchi Plaza in JACCC before 1pm. We'll have new year's group photo session by Mr.Okada

*Group photo will be available from Mr.Okada

11:00am---LA Kimono Club Booth open

11:30am---Miss Kimono LA contest start

1:00pm----Miss Kimono LA Award presentation and 111 Photo Party at JACCC Noguchi Plaza

2:00pm----Kimono Fashion Show at Weller Court Stage.

We are going to demonstrate "How to tie an Obi" at our fashion show

2:15pm----Mochi-maki by LA Kimono Club

2:30pm----Kimono Fashion Show at Japanese Village Plaza

2:35pm----Mochi-maki by LA Kimono Club

JACCC=Japanese American Cultural and Community Center
244 South San Pedro Street Los Angeles, CA (between 2nd and 3rd Streets)

---------------------------------------

If you need help to wear Kimono for this event, Please contact with Ms Fumi Akutagawa 805-529-0139 (Kitsuke fee may apply)

Feb.12th

10th Annual "LA Kimono Club" Meeting

Date & Time:
Sun., February 12, 2012 check-in 11:00-
General Meeting starts at 12:00Noon

Place: JACCC Room B and C
Japanese American Cultural and Community Center
244 South San Pedro Street
(between 2nd and 3rd Streets)
Los Angeles (Little Tokyo), CA 90012
(213) 628-2725

Including Nice Japanese Box-Lunch , entertainment by Naoki Atkins.
Helpful tip about Kimono by Fumi Akutagawa
Photo shooting with Miss Kimono LA (bring your own camera)

Please make RSVP to LA KIMONO CLUB administration office by mail/email or call to 818-703-0208 before Feb 1st. .Fee will be *$30 per person (Box-Lunch, Entertainment and fee for rental rooms) + $18 per family annual membership

Please make a check pay to order of "LA KIMONO CLUB"and send check to: 1815 S.Brockwell Ave. Monterey Park, CA 91754>

March. 3rd.

Ohanami (Cherry Blossom Viewing Picnic)

10am - 1pm

LA Kimono Club,LA Tokyo-Kai,Chiba Kenjin-Kai,Walk & Talk, Hokkaidodohjinnkai Ehime-Kenjinkai, Aomori-Kenjinkai and Aurora Foundation mutual Cherry Blossom Picnic

*This event will be potluck style lunch picnic. Please bring your favor dishes! (Any dishes are welcome!)

Place: Balboa Park Near #3 Pavilion

5300 Balboa Blvd Van Nuys, CA
(Enter sign= “Balboa Lake, a Bellenson Park”)

Map

March .4th

Hinamatsuri / Girl's Day Featuring LA Kimono Club

Date & Time:
1pm-3pm

Place: JACCC Garden Room
Japanese American Cultural and Community Center
244 South San Pedro Street
(between 2nd and 3rd Streets)
Los Angeles (Little Tokyo), CA 90012
(213) 628-2725

JACCC's On the Veranda series event. This year's Hinamatsuri features hands on crafts,hinaningyo(traditional Girl's Day doll)display, and kimono demonstration led by the LA KIMONO CLUB,where Madam Akutagawa will show audience the proper way to wear a kimono.

April

 

Cherry Blossom Festival in Southern California(LA)

April 2012 Festival Cancelled

In April of 2011, due to challenges with our contracted fundraiser and the untimely disaster of the Tsunami/earthquake in Japan, the Cherry Blossom Festival SoCal postponed its annual festival normally held early in April to September 24th and 25th of 2011. For the last 10 years, this festival has been produced 100% by volunteers, and funded 100% by donors and sponsors.

With the necessity of postponing this year's festival, and a greater need of fundraising and gathering sponsorships is necessary to be financially solvent to produce the next Cherry Blossom Festival SoCal to be held April 2013.

The Cherry Blossom Festival wants to thank the attendees of the belated Cherry Blossom Festival SoCal this past year, and looks forward to be able to produce a wonderful experience for everyone in April 2013. Stay tuned for more announcements of activities and ways to participate to bring the best Cherry Blossom Festival back to Southern California in April of 2013.

Wendy Anderson
WOW! Productions
626-683-8243
www.woweventproductions.com

April 21st-22nd

 

15h Annual Cherry Blossom Festival in Monterey Park

Festival Hours
APRIL 21th 11:00 AM TO 6:30 PM & APRIL 22nd 11:00 AM TO 6:00 PM

"Miss Kimono L.A." will be at "Opening Ceremony" on April 21st. around 12 noon

NOTE: The festival is held the second weekend of April evert year and will take place in rain or shine.

Location Information
Civic Center: 320 West Newmark Avenue
Barnes Park: 350 S. McPherrin Avenue (directly behind Civic Center)
(map)

Free parking and shuttle service (approximately every 15 minutes) to the Festival is available at:
* El Repetto Elementary School - 650 S. Grandridge Avenue
* Ynez Elementary School - 120 S. Ynez Avenue (between Garvey & Newmark Avenues)
* Mark Keppel High School - 501 E. Hellman Ave., Alhambra

April 22nd FASHION SHOW IN THE PACIFIC ASIA MUSEUM IN PASADENA
May 5th

<Unofficial Kimono event>

Tango no Sekku( Known as "Children or Boys Day")

May 5th is the Boys' Festival in Japan. It is the festival to hope all of the boys in each household would grow up healthy and strong. Warrior figures (often the dolls of boys in suits of armor) and/or Warrior's helmet and Warrior's Suit of Armor are set up in the house during this festival, iris leaves (Shobu) are placed under the eaves to fend off evil, and huge carp shaped streamers (Koinobori) are fastened to poles. Carps are thought to be very strong as they swim up even big water falls. Special rice cakes wrapped in oak leaves (Kashiwa mochi) and Cooked rice wrapped in bamboo grass and tied with straws (Chimaki) are eaten on this day.

May 6th

<Photo and Lunch>

SOUTH COAST BOTANICAL GARDEN & LUNCH IN GONPACHI RESTAURANT, TORRANCE MIYAKO HYBRID HOTEL.

July 7th

will annouce later

Tanabata Matsuri The Sad Love Story of Orihime and Kengyu

This ancient Chinese star festival celebrates two lovers kept apart by the celestial river, The Milky Way. The lovers are represented by the stars Vega and Altair. Vega is the weaving goddess Zhi Nu, Altair is a young ox herdsman. According to the legend, they fell in love, but then were forced to part because they neglected their duties. However, they were permitted to meet once a year on "the 7th night of the 7th Moon".

July 8th

<Kimono de Lunch and Art> All members welcome!!!!

PACIFIC ASIA MUSEUM IN PASADENA and Luncheon at Maison Akira

July 8trh 11:00am Branch at Maison Akira in Pasadena then go to Pacific Asia Museum to see "Masterpieces of Tsukioka Yoshitoshi around 1pm

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-1892) is perhaps the most important Japanese print artist of the late 19th century.

We'll announce more detail later.

Aug. 12th

Nisei Week Festival Parade in Little Tokyo

Let's celebrate our 12th anniversary with our 3nd "Miss Kimono L.A"

All members welcome to join this parade.The Parade is on August 12, 2011
at 5:30 PM. They would need to be at the staging area by 4:30 PM and the
Parade usually lasts 2 hours. (3rd Street x Central Ave.)

2012 Nisei Week Daily Event Schedule
Check out the daily performances you want to see and plan to leave a little early to avoid traffic and parking issues. The weather tends to be on the warmer side so bring sunscreen, water and umbrellas to avoid the heat. There are eating places at JACCC where you can sit down and eat. At MOCA (Tanabata Festival) there will be eating booths along with a beer seating area to check out the 100's of long streamers.


2012 Nisei Week Schedule: http://www.niseiweek.org/events/calendar.php

September

will annouce later

Kimono De "O-tsukimi"

September is the month for the traditional O-tsukimi.... or Moon Viewing Party. The tradition was started long ago when Royal Court elites would gather beneath the full moon of August to write poems and drink sake. Farmers also held religiout observances to ensure good crops.

If we plan something with O-tsukimi, web-master will post the information as soon as find out!

October

will annouce later

Aurora Foundation benefit Dinner show

AURORA FOUNDATION http://home.att.net/~creativeentpr/JLSF/

December

 

2011

Jan 1st

New Year's Celebration in Little Tokyo
"Oshogatsu in Little Tokyo 2011
"

Date January 1st, 2011
At Weller Court, Onizuka Street
123 Astronaut E S Onizuka Street Los Angeles, CA 90012

Start 11am-

Food Kiosk, Culture Booths and more!
Traditional Oshogatsu Performances on Stage

LA KIMNO CLUB will have our "Club Booth"on Onizuka Street.

*We may need some volunteer at out booth.

The Second Annual “MISS KIMONO LA CONTEST”

We'll have wonderful contest on Jan 1st in Little Tokyo. We will find out nextl "Miss Kimono LA"

Please see our photo site

Important!! Important!! Important!!Important!! Important!! Important!!

New year's group photo session

Our key word is "1-1-1" (Jan-1st-1pm)

If you dress Kimono on New Year's day, please come to Noguchi Plaza in JACCC before 1pm. We'll have new year's group photo session by Mr.Okada

*Group photo will be available from Mr.Okada

11:00am---LA Kimono Club Booth open

11:30am---Miss Kimono LA contest start

1:00pm----Miss Kimono LA Award presentation and 111 Photo Party at JACCC Noguchi Plaza

1:50pm----Kimono Fashion Show at Weller Court Stage.

We are going to demonstrate "How to tie an Obi" at our fashion show

2:05pm----Mochi-maki by LA Kimono Club

2:35pm----Kimono Fashion Show at Japanese Village Plaza

2:50pm----Mochi-maki by LA Kimono Club

 

JACCC=Japanese American Cultural and Community Center
244 South San Pedro Street Los Angeles, CA (between 2nd and 3rd Streets)

---------------------------------------

If you need help to wear Kimono for this event, Please contact with Ms Fumi Akutagawa 805-529-0139 (Kitsuke fee may apply)

Feb.6th

9th Annual "LA Kimono Club" Meeting

Date & Time:
Sun., February 6, 2011 check-in 11:00-
General Meeting starts at 12:00Noon

Place: JACCC Room B and C
Japanese American Cultural and Community Center
244 South San Pedro Street
(between 2nd and 3rd Streets)
Los Angeles (Little Tokyo), CA 90012
(213) 628-2725

Including Nice Japanese Box-Lunch , entertainment by Yoko Awaya and Yoshie Teuffel in (Koto and Flute)
Helpful tip about Kimono by Takako Sasaki
Photo shooting with Miss Kimono LA (bring your own camera)

Please make RSVP to LA KIMONO CLUB administration office by mail/email or call to 818-703-0208 before Feb 1st. .Fee will be *$30 per person (Box-Lunch, Entertainment and fee for rental rooms) + $18 per family annual membership

Please make a check pay to order of "LA KIMONO CLUB"and send check to: 1815 S.Brockwell Ave. Monterey Park, CA 91754>

March.5th

Ohanami(Cherry Blossom Viewing Picnic)

March 5th 10:00am-1:00pm

LA Kimono Club,LA Tokyo-Kai,Chiba Kenjin-Kai,Walk & Talk, Hokkaidodohjinnkai Ehime-Kenjinkai, Aomori-Kenjinkai and Aurora Foundation mutual Cherry Blossom Picnic

*This event will be potluck style lunch picnic. Please bring your favor dishes! (Any dishes are welcome!)

Place: Balboa Park Near #3 Pavilion

5300 Balboa Blvd Van Nuys, CA
(Enter sign= “Balboa Lake, a Bellenson Park”)

Map

March .6th

Hinamatsuri / Girl's Day Featuring LA Kimono Club

Date & Time:
Sun., March 6, 2011 1:00pm

Place: JACCC Garden Room
Japanese American Cultural and Community Center
244 South San Pedro Street
(between 2nd and 3rd Streets)
Los Angeles (Little Tokyo), CA 90012
(213) 628-2725

JACCC's On the Veranda series event. This year's Hinamatsuri features hands on crafts,hinaningyo(traditional Girl's Day doll)display, and kimono demonstration led by the LA KIMONO CLUB,where Madam Akutagawa will show audience the proper way to wear a kimono.

$10 general admission
JACCC Members Free

April 2nd-3rd.

Postpone to September

Cherry Blossom Festival in Southern California(LA) will be postpone to September. (as on 3/29/11) click here for more information

Festival Hours
Saturday - April 2nd, 2011 - 10:30am - 6:30pm
Miss Kimono LA and all LA Kimono Club members are welcome to attend The Awards ceremonies on 12:30pm at main stage.


Sunday -- April 3rd, 2011 - 10:30am - 5:00pm

NOTE: The festival is held the first weekend of April every year and will take place in rain or shine.

Location Information
Little Tokyo district of Los Angeles - 1st Street between Alameda and San Pedro Street and Parking Lot 7 directly behind East West Players and next to the Go For Broke Monument. (map)

April 16th-17th

 

14th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival in Monterey Park

Festival Hours
Saturday - April 16, 2011 - 11:00am - 6:30pm Miss Kimoo LAs will be there!
Sunday -- April 17, 2011 - 11:00am - 6:00pm

"Miss Kimono L.A."are invited for "Opening Ceremony"starting at 11:30am. April 16th.

NOTE: The festival is held the second weekend of April evert year and will take place in rain or shine.

Location Information
Civic Center: 320 West Newmark Avenue
Barnes Park: 350 S. McPherrin Avenue (directly behind Civic Center)
(map)

Free parking and shuttle service (approximately every 15 minutes) to the Festival is available at:
* El Repetto Elementary School - 650 S. Grandridge Avenue
* Ynez Elementary School - 120 S. Ynez Avenue (between Garvey & Newmark Avenues)
* Mark Keppel High School - 501 E. Hellman Ave., Alhambra

May 5th

<Unofficial Kimono event>

Tango no Sekku( Known as "Children or Boys Day")

May 5th is the Boys' Festival in Japan. It is the festival to hope all of the boys in each household would grow up healthy and strong. Warrior figures (often the dolls of boys in suits of armor) and/or Warrior's helmet and Warrior's Suit of Armor are set up in the house during this festival, iris leaves (Shobu) are placed under the eaves to fend off evil, and huge carp shaped streamers (Koinobori) are fastened to poles. Carps are thought to be very strong as they swim up even big water falls. Special rice cakes wrapped in oak leaves (Kashiwa mochi) and Cooked rice wrapped in bamboo grass and tied with straws (Chimaki) are eaten on this day.

June 26th

"Big In Japan" Hollywood Bowl concert (detail)

The concert will be celebrating Japanese culture as part of KCRW’s World Music Festival.

LA Kimono Club will be part of the family pre-show event in the Museum Patio at the Bowl.

July 7th

will annouce later

Tanabata Matsuri The Sad Love Story of Orihime and Kengyu

This ancient Chinese star festival celebrates two lovers kept apart by the celestial river, The Milky Way. The lovers are represented by the stars Vega and Altair. Vega is the weaving goddess Zhi Nu, Altair is a young ox herdsman. According to the legend, they fell in love, but then were forced to part because they neglected their duties. However, they were permitted to meet once a year on "the 7th night of the 7th Moon".

Aug. 14th

(unconfirmed)

Nisei Week Festival Parade in Little Tokyo

Let's celebrate our 11th anniversary with our 2nd "Miss Kimono L.A"

All members welcome to join this parade.The Parade is on August 15, 2011
at 5:30 PM. They would need to be at the staging area by 4:30 PM and the
Parade usually lasts 2 hours. (3rd Street x Central Ave.)

2011 Nisei Week Daily Event Schedule
Check out the daily performances you want to see and plan to leave a little early to avoid traffic and parking issues. The weather tends to be on the warmer side so bring sunscreen, water and umbrellas to avoid the heat. There are eating places at JACCC where you can sit down and eat. At MOCA (Tanabata Festival) there will be eating booths along with a beer seating area to check out the 100's of long streamers.


2011 Nisei Week Schedule: http://www.niseiweek.org/events/calendar.php

September

will annouce later

Kimono De "O-tsukimi"

September is the month for the traditional O-tsukimi.... or Moon Viewing Party. The tradition was started long ago when Royal Court elites would gather beneath the full moon of August to write poems and drink sake. Farmers also held religiout observances to ensure good crops.

If we plan something with O-tsukimi, web-master will post the information as soon as find out!

October

will annouce later

Aurora Foundation benefit concert

AURORA FOUNDATION http://home.att.net/~creativeentpr/JLSF/

December

Japan Expo http://www.japanexpo.org

at L.A convention Center

 

2011 『Miss Kimono L.A』 sponsor

 

LA KIMONO CLUB YOUTUBE site and Kuniko Kanawa's wonderful world of Kimono

 

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