The results of the 2019 Kazari Contest are now online. The complete list of winners in all categories can be found on the 2019 Kazari Award Winners page.
Posts by Brad Matsuda:
Tanabata Festival in the Rafu!
Rafu Shimpo Website: The upcoming 11th annual Los Angeles Tanabata Festival was featured on the Rafu Shimpo website, posted August 6, 2019. Read it here: 11th L.A. Tanabata Festival Celebrates ‘Romance in the Stars’ (Please note that by clicking on the above link you will be leaving this website and redirected to rafu.com in a new […]
Go Little Tokyo
Visit the Go Little Tokyo website for tips on how to make your next visit to Little Tokyo a most enjoyable one!
Cosplay Contest Sign-Up
Register Online or In-Person ANIME-EXPO is running this year’s Cosplay Contest. The contest will take place in front of the Japanese American National Museum on Sunday, August 11 at 1:30pm. Check-in will begin at 12:30pm. Registration Anime-Expo is providing an online registration form so you can sign up ahead of time. You can also sign […]
Torrance Kazari Workshop Added
A new workshop has been added to the Torrance location. Please note that it is at a different location than last year. It is scheduled for July 28, 2019 from 9am – noon. For complete details, including a map and downloadable directions (English and Japanese) can be found in the Workshop section.
July 6 Tanabata PARTY (RSVP Required)
Tanabata LIVE @ Izakaya FU-GA in Little Tokyo WHEN: JULY 6, 6:00-9:00 PMWHAT: A Tanabata Party & Festival Fundraiser THE DETAILS: Let’s celebrate July 7th with Tanabata fans in Japan! Try a Tanabata cocktail! $35 Buffet Dinner includes: VIDEO CALL with Tanabata fans in Japan! TANABATA Nail Design Make a Community Kazari Make a Wish […]
KCET Article: Japanese American Culture in L.A.
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.
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. […]