The Los Angeles Tanabata Festival is one of the festivities listed in the May 15, 2019 KCET Community Arts article, “Where to Enjoy Japanese American Culture in L.A.“ Please note that by clicking on the above link you will be leaving this website and redirected to KCET.org in a new window.
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Big “Community Kazari” Design Winner
Ms. Jacy Hardie (7th grade at Nishiyamato Academy of California) won the Big Community Kazari Design contest, held this past March. Her beautiful art work perfectly matches this year’s theme; “Romance in the Stars.” It will be modified to a feasible design, then the Community Kazari will be constructed with public participation, and revealed at […]
Early Bird Kazari Registration Ends June 30!
Enter the Kazari Contest by June 30, 2019 and qualify for the Early Bird discount of only $5/entry. Entries after this date will require the full $10 registration fee per kazari entry. Please visit the Kazari Contest page for complete details and to register. Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinRedditPinterestDiggStumbleUponemail
*NEW for 2019* Community Kazari Design Contest
NEW for the 2019, the Los Angeles Tanabata Festival (LATF) committee is opening the design of the official festival kazari to the general public! In previous years, the design of the official festival kazari came from Japan, but for 2019 the LATF wants to give the local community a chance to design the event kazari. […]
2018 Kazari Award Winners
The results of the 2018 Kazari Contest are now online. The complete list of winners in all categories can be found on the 2018 Kazari Award Winners page.
Koban (Little Tokyo Location) Workshop Time Change (June 23)
There has been a time change for the June 23 Koban workshop (Little Tokyo location). On June 23, Little Tokyo Koban is hosting a fundraising a show, Nihonmachi at the Aratani Theatre. Accordingly, the LATF will close the Koban workshop at 1pm on that day. New workshop time: 10:00am – 1:00pm. This is for the […]
Torrance Workshop June 3 Date/Time Changed to June 10!
NO WORKSHOP ON SUNDAY, JUNE 3 The June 3 workshop has been changed to June 10, from 3:30pm – 5:30pm. Location is the same, the Yamaha Music Center (22817 Hawthorne Blvd, Torrance, CA 90505). Please visit the Workshop page for location map and other details. Share this…FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedinRedditPinterestDiggStumbleUponemail
Kazari Dimensions Have Changed!
The 2018 contest maximum dimension requirements for Kazari entries has changed. The new maximum height has been been increased to 8 feet. Maximum width (22 inches) and weight (8 pounds) dimensions remain unchanged. The contest registration form has been updated to reflect this change. Complete details can be found on the Contest page. Share this…FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedinRedditPinterestDiggStumbleUponemail
2018 Kazari Workshop Schedule
The 2018 Kazari Workshop schedule for the Little Tokyo and Torrance locations has been released. Please go to the Workshop page for complete details. Details Share this…FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedinRedditPinterestDiggStumbleUponemail