2022 Keiro no Hi Festival
Saturday, September 17, 2022
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.
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. Attendees must provide proof of vaccination or a certified negative COVID test taken within 72 hours of the event to attend the Keiro no Hi Festival. Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test will be checked upon arrival.
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 will open on Tuesday, July 5, 2022. Please note that 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.
Attendees must provide proof of vaccination or a certified negative COVID test taken within 72 hours of the event to attend the Keiro no Hi Festival. Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test will be checked upon arrival.
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.
For questions, please contact [email protected].
Virtual Fine Arts Showcase
Join us for our third Virtual Fine Arts Showcase in honor of Keiro no Hi!
Keiro is inviting 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
Deadline: Friday, July 29, 2022
Bento Lunch Sponsor
Kawaguchi-Kihara Memorial Foundation
Fine Arts Showcase Sponsor
Gene & Vickie Kanamori
Lynn Miyamoto & Kevin Kroeker
Jack Kurihara & Carol Inge
Kimiko Fujita & Kihei Otani
Thomas Iino Family
Sponsors are listed in alphabetical order and are updated as of July 1, 2022.
Past Keiro no Hi Festivals
- 2021 Keiro no Hi Festival
- View the 2021 Arts Showcase Gallery – Celebration
- 2020 Keiro no Hi Festival
- View the 2020 Arts Showcase Gallery – Quality of Life
- 2019 Feature Article
- View event photos from 2019
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.