Thursday, August 14, 2014

Final Weekend of NISEI WEEK in Little Tokyo Los Angeles California

Nisei Week Japanese Festival/JACCC Plaza Festival

As the annual Nisei Week in Little Tokyo in Los Angeles California comes to a close there  are plenty of "happenings" and things to do and see this weekend! Here are just a few events!

Where: JACCC Plaza Venue
244 S. San Pedro Street
Los Angeles, California 90012 USA

When: August 16th, 2014

Time 10:00 a.m. till 6:00 p.m


Ramen Yokocho
Date: 2014/8/16 (Sat) & 8/17 (Sun)
8/16(Sat)  11:00am - 11:00pm
8/17(Sun) 11:00am - 9:00pm

Location: Downtown LA
Little Tokyo 
LA city parking lot 7 and 2 
160 N Central Ave 

Ramen price: $8/Bowl (flat)
Admission: $5
Children 6 and under are free!
Same Time Event 
Day-Lee Foods World Gyoza Eating Championship 
DJ stage, by FM 106  DJ ICY ICE, DJ KOKI

Day-Lee Foods World Gyoza Eating Championship

August 16 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Major League Eating’s best return to chow down on delicious Day-Lee Foods Gyoza. Can hot-dog eating champs like Joey Chestnut and Miki Sudo dethrone Matt “the Megatoad” Stonie and his world-record 268 potstickers in 10 minutes? Come to Nisei Week’s most extreme event to find out!
The Day-Lee Foods World Gyoza Eating Championship will be featured on stage at the Ramen Yokocho. Various ramen chefs will be serving their tasty creations for $8/bowl. Admission into the event is $5.
And of course, you can satisfy your own gyoza appetite at the Day-Lee Pride food booth to purchase you own plate of delicious potstickers.
A pre-contest will begin at 1:30 pm. The main contest will begin at 2 pm. Seating is limited so please arrive early!
Gyoza Eating Contest is at 2 pm at the LA City Lots 7/2 behind MOCA/JANM

Nisei Festival Car Show
Mainstream Productions / SHOWOFF has joined forces with STANCENATION on to bring you the Nisei Festival car show on August 16th 2014! This day will bring the most anticipated event of the year featuring the “Best of the Best” showcars from the West and a fun filled event with the all day things to do with the festival going on all around Little Tokyo!
STANCENATION & SHOWOFF CAR SHOW – West coast’s top show cars compete for cash prizes and trophies. This is the place where function, quality, and form counts. Overall Showoff Winner wins $500.00 and Overall Stancenation Winner wins $500.00 as well as both awarded 6ft trophies with all bragging rights. We have over 350 + of the finest show cars so don’t miss out!
AWARDS AND TROPHY CATEGORIES TBA SHORTLY – (They will be similar to the SHOWOFF CATEGORIES and judging standard)
NISEI WEEK FESTIVAL – Besides the car show, we have joined the Nisei festivities so all attendees can enjoy all the food, shopping, dining, and cultural events that is going on with the car show!
Date: Saturday, August 16th, 2014
Show Time: 11am – 7pm
Location: Our Annual Location! 100 S. Alameda, Los Angeles 90012
Car Competition:$45 Registration = $47.50 ($45 to enter car & $2.50 Convenience Fee)
For more info contact:

August 17th from 10:00 am to 4:00pm

244 S San Pedro St, Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States

2014 Closing Ceremony and Ondo

The public is invited to celebrate the closing of the 74th Annual Nisei Week Festival with the Ondo street dancing and closing ceremony located on First  Street (between Central and San Pedro streets) in Little Tokyo on Sunday, August 17. Closing ceremony is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. with a taiko performance by Yuujou Taiko, followed  with the traditional “ondo” or street dancing. Everyone is encouraged to participate – young  and old –all can come out and dance. A fun time for all – whether dressed in yukata (Japanese summer kimono) or in shorts and a t-shirt. This event is free.
The 2014 Nisei Week choreographers are Madame Fujima Kansuma and Madame Fujima Kansuzu, who have choreographed two dances for the parade, “Hinode Ondo” and “Fuyumi no Soran.” They will both lead the dancing at this year’s Ondo.
For more information visit Nisei Week Website

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