Keiro no Hi, or Respect for the Aged Day, is a Japanese holiday that honors and celebrates older adults. This year, Keiro and Japanese American Cultural & Community Center partnered to host the very first Keiro no Hi Festival in Little Tokyo. This festival will take an innovative approach to the festival’s programmatic elements, specifically catering to the older adult attendees.
Complimentary transportation from numerous locations throughout Los Angeles and Orange counties was provided. A hosted bento lunch was made available to older adults free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis with prior registration. 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 turning 66, 77, 88, 99, 100 or 100+ this year received a birthday gift.
Keiro no Hi FestivalSunday, September 16, 201810:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.Japanese American Cultural & Community Center (JACCC)244 S. San Pedro Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Jump to view:Stage PerformancesIyashi Care Health FairCalligraphy Exhibit and WorkshopVendor FairFood Truck
Throughout the day, various older adult performers stood on the stage for entertainment.
10:30 a.m. Emcee Introduction: Dom Magwili & Fusako Shiotani11:00 a.m. U4LT (Ukuleles 4 Little Tokyo)11:30 a.m. Sakura Gardens Uke Group12:00 p.m. Calligraphy demonstration by Kuniharu Yoshida12:30 p.m. Move & Groove1:00 p.m. Kinnara Taiko1:30 p.m. Chika’s Ukulele Players2:00 p.m. Shigin and Karaoke of Sakura Gardens3:00 p.m. Asian Traditional Dance & Music Foundation3:30 p.m. Asian Persuasion
Read performers and emcee bios
Keiro and Providence’s Iyashi Care team hosted a health fair helping older adults and their families navigate advance directives and providing pharmaceutical consultations.
Iyashi Care Table:
Iyashi Care is a palliative care program to improve the quality of life for Japanese American and Japanese older adults with serious illnesses and their families. The Iyashi Care team will be available to answer any questions regarding this new, innovative program.
Advance Directives Table:
This table can help with the following:
The Iyashi Care team encourages attendees to invite family members or close friends to participate in conversations at the advance directive table.
This table can help with following:
No reservations are required and walk-ins are welcomed. Interested parties are encouraged to bring a list of current drugs you are taking, but please do not bring your medication to the festival.
Read an article on why these tables may be relevant for you here.
This exhibit will feature artwork and calligraphy by older adults in our community. You can also take part in a workshop led by Kuniharu Yoshida, a calligraphy artist and teacher at the JACCC.
Learn more about Kuniharu Yoshida and the workshop.
Throughout the day, you can look through the vendor fair to learn about community organizations in Los Angeles, Orange and Ventura counties.
Tokyo Doggie Style will be at the plaza! Take a look at their delicious menu from Japanese-style hot dogs, to Japanese rice balls and takoyaki:
Complimentary transportation was provided from four locations:
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