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).

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Thank you for attending Keiro No Hi 2019! View Photos Here


Keiro no Hi Festival
Saturday, September 14, 2019
10:00 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

  • Hosted bento lunch
  • A special birthday gift for those turning 60, 77, 88, 99, 100 or 100+ this year
  • Complimentary transportation

Benefits for those who register prior to the event and are younger than 60 years old

  • Complimentary transportation (Priority will be given to those over the age of 60)

Performer Schedule

10:00 a.m. Welcome Speeches
10:30 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 Taiso
1:45 p.m. TBA
2:00 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)

Read performer bios


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.

Vendor Fair

Throughout the day, you can look through the vendor fair to learn about community organizations and businesses in Los Angeles, Orange, and Ventura counties.


Read about Keiro no Hi Festival 2018

Keiro and Japanese American Cultural & Community Center hosted the inaugural Keiro no Hi festival which welcomed over 1,000 participants.

Keiro no Hi Festival 2018
Feature Article
View photos from last year

Complimentary Transportation

Complimentary transportation is now closed due to full capacity.
For those that signed up, you will receive a confirmation in the coming weeks.

  • East San Gabriel Valley Japanese Community Center
    1203 W Puente Ave, West Covina, CA 91790
  • San Fernando Valley Japanese American Community Center
    12953 Branford St, Arleta, CA 91331
  • Venice Japanese Community Center
    12448 Braddock Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90066
  • Orange County Buddhist Church
    909 S Dale Ave, Anaheim, CA, 92804
  • Victory Fellowship (South Bay)
    4030 Spencer St Suite 105, Torrance, CA 90503

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.


Bento Sponsor
Kawaguchi-Kihara Memorial Foundation

Transportation Sponsor
The Doizaki Family

Keiro no Hi Sponsor
Home Care Assistance/Millenia