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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

They're having the Lion Dance, Taiko, and Mochi-tsuki at the Torrance and Costa Mesa Mitsuwa Marketplaces tomorrow as well. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top




The dates have been announced for this year's Nisei Week: August 10-18. w00t!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 3:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

The 10 Best restaurants in Little Tokyo (according to these guys): http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/19/little-tokyo-la-restaurants-10-best_n_2719790.html
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Monterey Park Cherry Blossom Festival this coming weekend: http://ci.monterey-park.ca.us/index.aspx?page=812
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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 7:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

We have our very own tea master right here in Los Angeles: http://www.kcet.org/socal/local_heroes/apahm/local-hero-madame-sosei-matsumoto.html
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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 7:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Saturday, June 1st at JANM they will showing 'Flicker in Eternity' twice, once at 2pm and again at 3pm. After the 3pm showing there will be a Q & A with the director.

More info about the film here: http://flickerineternity.com/
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 4:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

So, 18.2 did a show looking for the best ramen places in L.A. Here are the results:


10. Koryu Ramen (Costa Mesa)
9. Ramenya (West L.A.)
8. Ikemen (Hollywood)
7. Mottainai Ramen (Gardena)
6. Orochon Ramen (Little Tokyo)
5. Daikokuya (Little Tokyo)
4. Tsujita (West L.A.)
3. Yamadaya (Culver City)
2. Shinsengumi (Gardena)
1. Ramen Santouka (Mitsuwa Torrance)

Let the arguing begin Boxing
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 4:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Ack, I forogt to record it....!!!! Doh! Doh! Doh!

EDIT: Replay at 5PM... I gotta remember to record it. Bang Head Bang Head Bang Head
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 7:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

And here's what this years poster (and probably t-shirt as well) will look like:http://www.niseiweek.org/2013-nisei-week-poster-design/
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

gaijinmark wrote:
And here's what this years poster (and probably t-shirt as well) will look like:http://www.niseiweek.org/2013-nisei-week-poster-design/

Hmm.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 12:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

The 2013 Nisei Week Queen candidates: http://www.niseiweek.org/

(click on the picture for bios)

Only six candidates this year, first time since 2008.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 2:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Obon schedule for between now and the end of Nisei Week: http://www.japanese-city.com/calendar/events/index.php?com=searchresult&t=37,30
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

UTB 18.2 is going to try a live streaming of this year's Nisei Week Parade, Sunday August 11th, starting at 4pm pacific time: http://www.utbhollywood.com/
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 3:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

gaijinmark wrote:
And here's what this years poster (and probably t-shirt as well) will look like


Or not;



Although there's a girls version in pink
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 8:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

^ I picked up mine today... Victory! Peace!

The price went up, though: $20. Sweat
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top



This year's Nisei Week Queen, Lauren Iwata.

There's even a video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Tt15g4a0Cw&feature=player_embedded
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 2:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

gaijinmark wrote:
There's even a video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Tt15g4a0Cw&feature=player_embedded

I would've voted for Tamlyn Tomita again. Bleah
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Ikebana display at the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center.

(click to enlarge)
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

When I was over in Little Tokyo I saw this in the parking lot next to the 442nd/Go For Broke memorial:




I'm sure the artist will tell us it's a symbol of the struggle for world peace. To me it looks like a 30 foot high glob of solder somebody dropped on the parking lot.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

gaijinmark wrote:
To me it looks like a 30 foot high glob of solder somebody dropped on the parking lot.

LOL! That was exactly what I told my friend last Saturday when we were checking out the Tanabata Festival in that area... rofl
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