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Little Tokyo's Nisei Week Marches On

By Ed Fuentes
Published: Monday, August 18, 2008, at 09:21AM
catching light Ed Fuentes

Color and tradition highlight Little Tokyo's Nisei Week Japanese Festival.

Even with the Tofu Festival not being held this year, and no Nebuta float, the annual Nisei Week went forward as it has for 68 years. Saturday's events included a relocated car show held where the Nikkei Center––better known as the Mangrove site––is slated to be built at First and Alameda.

Late Sunday afternoon, the Grand Parade had traditional dancers, floats, bands and civic dignitaries marched on Second street (from Central) to Los Angeles St, then turning on to First before circling back on to Central. The Nisei Week Japanese Festival continues this week, ending Sunday, August 24, with the Ondo Community Dance Celebration and Closing Ceremony at 4pm.

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