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2022 Keiro no Hi Festival
Saturday, September 17, 2022

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Since 2018, Keiro has hosted Keiro no Hi Festivals in various formats both in Little Tokyo, at various community centers, and virtually. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, we continued to find ways to stay connected utilizing technology with Our Community’s older adults. As communities are beginning to open up, Keiro wishes to safely gather members of the community to reconnect with older adults in a safe, in-person, format.

This year’s theme for Keiro no Hi Festival is: Returning to the Community.


Event Details

Keiro is proud to announce the 5th annual Keiro no Hi Festival to be held on Saturday, September 17, 2022. Keiro no Hi, or Respect for the Aged Day, is a Japanese holiday that honors and celebrates older adults. Keiro looks forward to welcoming back and celebrating older adults in-person to their respective communities together with partners in our service area.

This year’s festival will be hosted at four local community organizations in Pasadena, Gardena, Cerritos, and Venice (locations subject to change). Registration is required, and each location will feature a complimentary bento, gift bag, crafts, and more! In partnership with community leaders and as a way to ensure safety of Our Community’s older adults to mitigate risk, capacity will be limited, and on a first-come, first-served basis. 

UPDATE: Attendees must provide proof of full vaccination including at least one booster shot to attend the in-person gathering. Keiro will also be following any additional COVID-19 safety policies per the requirements of each host site which will be provided at a later time. Proof of vaccination will be checked upon arrival. Masks will also be required at all times, except when actively eating or drinking. For specific questions, please inquire [email protected].

If you or an older adult you know are not able to attend the festival in-person, Keiro is offering a “Keiro no Hi Celebration Box.” This gift box is free (suggested donation of $10 to cover shipping expenses) and will be mailed to you or your loved one so that even when we cannot celebrate in-person, we can still celebrate our older adults together!


Registration

Registration will close on Monday, August 29, 2022 | 5:00 p.m. PDT. Please note that registration is required, and you may only register for either the in-person gathering OR the Keiro no Hi Celebration Box. You may not register for both. Thank you for your understanding!

In-Person Keiro no Hi Festival Gathering (For those ABLE to attend the in-person gathering)

Capacity will be limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

UPDATE: Attendees must provide proof of full vaccination including at least one booster shot to attend the in-person gathering. Keiro will also be following any additional COVID-19 safety policies per the requirements of each host site which will be provided at a later time. Proof of vaccination will be checked upon arrival. Masks will also be required at all times, except when actively eating or drinking. For specific questions, please inquire [email protected].

Registration for the Cerritos, Gardena, Pasadena, and Venice sites have reached capacity.

Keiro no Hi Celebration Box (For those UNABLE to attend the in-person gathering)

There are limited boxes available for reservation. We do ask that you only order a box if you or your loved one cannot attend the in-person event, to allow for more families to order a box.

Registration for the 2022 Keiro no Hi Celebration Boxes has now closed.

For questions, please contact [email protected].


Fine Arts Showcase

Join us for our third Virtual Fine Arts Showcase in honor of Keiro no Hi!

Keiro invited everyone in Our Community, age 60 or older, to express themselves and the theme of ‘Connection’ through art. Submitted artwork will be shared on Keiro’s website starting the month of September.

The theme for this year’s Arts Showcase is:

Tsunagari – Connection

The deadline to submit artwork has now passed. Thank you for your submissions!

Click here to view the 2022 Fine Arts Showcase Gallery

For any questions, email [email protected] or call 213.873.5718.

View the 2021 Arts Showcase Gallery – Celebration


Event Sponsors


Past Keiro no Hi Festivals


The Keiro no Hi Festival is FREE to the community and is made possible by Keiro with support from the Aratani Foundation, our sponsors, donors, volunteers, and partnership with community organizations and partners. 

For questions or concerns, please contact the Programs Team at [email protected] or 213.873.5708.