Keiro no Hi, or Respect for the Aged Day, is a Japanese holiday that honors and celebrates older adults. Keiro and Japanese American Cultural & Community Center are partnering once again to host the second annual Keiro no Hi Festival in Little Tokyo. Last year, the festival welcomed over 1,000 attendees to enjoy the day.
This family-friendly event is free to the public and includes intergenerational activities, performances, food, workshops, a resource fair, and more. With prior registration, those who are age 60 and above will receive a free bento lunch, and those turning 60, 77, 88, 99, 100 or 100+ this year will also receive a special birthday gift. Complimentary transportation from multiple locations is available for attendees with advanced registration on a first-come, first-served basis (priority will be given to older adults).
Keiro no Hi FestivalSaturday, September 14, 201910:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.Japanese American Cultural & Community Center (JACCC)244 S. San Pedro Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Benefits for those who register prior to the event and are 60 years and older
Benefits for those who register prior to the event and are younger than 60 years old
10:00 a.m. Welcome Speeches10:30 a.m. Rajio Taiso 10:45 a.m. TBA 11:00 a.m. SFVJACC Meiji Ondo Group (Dancing)11:30 a.m. LA Men’s Glee Club (Choir)12:00 p.m. Kinnara Taiko (Taiko Drumming)12:30 p.m. U4LT (Ukulele)1:00 p.m. Asian Persuasian (Singing)1:30 p.m. Rajio Taiso1:45 p.m. TBA2:00 p.m. OCBC Jammers (Ukulele)2:30 p.m. Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko (Taiko Drumming)3:00 p.m. Fujima Kansuma (Japanese Dancing)3:30 p.m. Sakura Gardens (Ukulele/Shigin/Karaoke)
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Shodo for Little Tokyo – All Day – Practice your favorite calligraphy characters and learn new ones at our calligraphy booth!
Mochi-making with Brian Kito of Fugetsu-Do – 2:00 PM – Learn how to make dango with Fugetsu-Do’s Brian Kito. Please note, this workshop is limited to 40 participants. Sign ups can be found at the Keiro no Hi Festival info table.
Throughout the day, you can look through the vendor fair to learn about community organizations and businesses in Los Angeles, Orange, and Ventura counties.
Keiro and Japanese American Cultural & Community Center hosted the inaugural Keiro no Hi festival which welcomed over 1,000 participants.
Keiro no Hi Festival 2018Feature ArticleView photos from last year
Complimentary transportation is now closed due to full capacity. For those that signed up, you will receive a confirmation in the coming weeks.
To request complimentary transportation for you and your family, please register to secure your spot. Family members are welcome to ride the bus together. This will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
Registration is now closed due to full capacity. For any questions, please contact email@example.com.
Registration is closed, but you can still attend to enjoy the day with friends and family! See you there!
Registration Deadline: Friday, August 30, 2019
By signing up for this event, I consent to receiving correspondence from both Keiro & JACCC.
Bento SponsorKawaguchi-Kihara Memorial Foundation
Transportation SponsorThe Doizaki Family
Keiro no Hi SponsorHome Care Assistance/Millenia
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