California Culture

Japanese Californians Japantowns, Festivals

Generation Summary
Issei The generation of people born in Japan who later immigrated to another country.
Nisei  The generation of people born in North America, Latin America, Hawaii, or any country outside of Japan either to at least one Issei or one non-immigrant Japanese parent.

April Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival San Francisco, CA
April Pasadena Cherry Blossom Festival Pasadena, CA
Tanabata Festival Nationwide
July - August  Obon Festival Nationwide
August Nihonmachi Street Fair San Francisco, CA
August Nisei Week Los Angeles, CA

Japan America Society of Southern California 1909

Japan Society of Northern California

UC Berkeley Institute for East Asian Studies, Center for Japanese Studies

Japanese American National Museum

Toddler Room: A cool place for toddlers to hang out
369 East First Street, Los Angeles California 90012 ▪ phone: (213) 625-0414

Exhibit The traveling exhibition, "Camp Days: 1942-1945" from artist Chizuko Judy Sugita de Queiroz is now showing and has been extended to December 30th, 2011.

Japantown Walking Tours
Did you know that San Jose's Japantown is one of only three Japantowns in the United States? A JAMSJ docent can show you all the historic sites including Issei Memorial Building and the Buddhist Church.
Spirit of Japantown Festival Saturday, October 1, 2011 San Jose Japantown

The Spirit of Japantown Festival is an event of the Japantown Community Congress of San Jose (JCCsj). JCCsj is an organization comprised of 19 leaders from the major organizations, businesses, residents of San Jose Japantown, and very interested citizens of other communities.


JAMsj | 535 North Fifth Street San Jose, CA 95112

Nisei Week Los Angeles Nisei Week Japanese Festival Annual

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