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