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Boyle Heights Community Partners and Little Tokyo Historical Society
brought to our community
1st Annual Nikkei Celebration in Boyle Heights on Sunday, August 7, 2022.
 
And we have already begun working on our 2nd Annual celebration for 2023.
If you are interested in volunteering for any of our events, please email us at: volunteer@BoyleHeightsCommunityPartners.com

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  • Community Booths are ready. Photo by BHCP
  • Community Booths are beginning to fill up. Photo by Douglas
  • Council District 14, sponsoring our community event. Photo by Douglas
  • LAC+USC/General Hospital Wellness Center. Photo by Douglas
  • A Rebl's Outcry, Little Tokyo Historical Society. Photo by Douglas
  • Our Assemblymember Miguel Santiago. Photo by Douglas
  • The History of Boyle Heights with the Temple & Workman Homestead Muesum. Photo by Douglas
  • Rissho rosei-Kai Temple and Save Our Seniors Network. Photo by LTHS
  • Piccolo Pendolare, Historic Landmark Otomisan, and our Legacy Business La Parrilla. Photo by Douglas
  • Our Nikkei Parade is about to begin with our Japanese Roboic Hospital. Photo by Douglas
  • Cindy Abrams with Little Tokyo Historical Society and Vivian Escalante, CEO & President of Boyle Heights Community Partners. Photo BHCP
  • Vivian Escalante with Curt Holguin, Board Member of Boyle Heights Community Partners. Photo BHCP
  • Brenda Martinez Boyle Heights Community Partners, Photo by Mario Gershom Reyes, RAFU SHIMPO
  • Elders from WWIICampWall.org, Torrance, Ca. Photo by Douglas
  • Elders from WWIICampWall.org, Torrance, Ca. Photo by Douglas
  • Even in the heat our elders from WWII are here. Photo by BHCP
  • Save Our Senoirs Network, SOS at Sakura Gardens in Boyle Heights from the ongoing evictions. Photo by BHCP
  • Save Our Senoirs Network, SOS at Sakura Gardens in Boyle Heights from the ongoing evictions. Photo by BHCP
  • Rafu Chuo Gakuen. Photo by Douglas
  • OCO. Photo by BHCP
  • Skid Row-kyo Mission’s Little Tokyo Dance Club. Photo by Douglas
  • Skid Row-kyo Mission’s Little Tokyo Dance Club. Photo by BHCP
  • Skid Row-kyo Mission’s Little Tokyo Dance Club. Photo by BHCP
  • Skid Row-kyo Mission’s Little Tokyo Dance Club. Photo by Douglas
  • Photo by Mario Gershom Reyes, RAFU SHIMPO
  • Parade ending, Festival is about to begin. Photo by Douglas
  • Little Tokyo Historical Society bringing in the parade. Photo by Douglas
  • The robotic Japanes Hospital is landing. Photo by Douglas
  • OCO is bringing the parade to an end and our event to begin. Photo by Douglas
  • Vivian Escalante, giving a breif introduction on the history of Japanese community. Photo by LTHS
  • Michael Okamura is telling his story about growing up in Boyle Heights. Photo by BHCP
  • Jerry Nakafuji introduces the publisher Jerry Gee Chin, "A Revel's Outcry". Photo by Douglas
  • Save Our Seniors Network Co-Chair
  • Honorable Japanese Consul Mr. Tadakazu Kanno. Photo by Douglas
  • Hilda Solis's Sr. Budget Deputy Tami Omoto-Frias hornoring Vivian Escalante with a Certificates of Commendation for their work in highlighting the rich history of the Japanese American community in Los Angeles. Photo by LTHS
  • Many others being honored with a Certificates of Commendation for their work in highlighting the rich history of the Japanese American community in Los Angeles include: Little Tokyo Historical Society, Save Our Seniors Network, Risho Kosei-Kai Buddhist Church, Otomisan Japanese Restaurant, and the Hikari Taiko Drummers. Photo by Douglas
  • Assemblymember Miguel Santiago introduces Congresswoman Karen Bass. Photo by Douglas
  • Hikari Taiko Drumeers Association of America with Roosevelt High School Alumni Joyce Kawahata in the center. Photo by Douglas
  • Photo by Doulgas
  • Photo by Douglas
  • Jerry Nakafuji introduces the classic Japanese dancer's of Nihon, Buyo, Minyo and contemporary styles led by Nancy Hayata. Photo by Douglas
  • classical Japanese dances of Nihon, Buyo, Minyo and contemporary styles led by Nancy Hayata. Photo by Enrique Legaspi
  • Photo by BHCP
  • Photo by BHCP
  • classical Japanese dances of Nihon, Buyo, Minyo and contemporary styles with Nancy Hayata. Photo by LTHS
  • Vivian M. Escalane-CEO BHCP with Assemblymember Santiago, Councilmember de Leon and Congresswoman Karen Bass
  • Vivian Escalante is presenting the 1st Annual Nikkei Program Booklet to Congresswoman Karen Bass. Photo by BHCP
  • Councilmember with Michael Okamura, president of LTHS. Photo by BHCP
  • Councilmember de Leon with Otomisan: Judy, Chief, and owner Yayoi Watanabe. Photo by LTHS
  • Photo by LTHS
  • Assemblymember Santiago with Nancy Hayata and her dancers. Photo by Mario Gershom Reyes RAFU SHIMPO
  • Honorable Japanese Consul Mr. Tadakazu Kanno with BHCP Board Member Curt Holquin. Photo y LTHS
  • LTHS President Michael Okamura walking to the historic Japanese Hospital with Honorable Japanese Consul Mr. Tadakazu Kanno. Photo by LTHS
  • Honorable Japanese Consul Mr. Tadakazu Kanno inside our Historic Japanes Hospital. Photo by LTHS
  • Honorable Japanese Consul Mr. Tadakazu Kanno with Jeffery Gee Chin and Michael Okamura. Photo by LTHS
  • Taking the streets to celebrate our successful event with Odon Dancing. Photo by Douglas
  • LTHS Steve Nagano and Nancy Hayata with others. Photo by Douglas
  • 2022 Nisei Week Queens Court participating in our Odon/Bon Odori Dancing. Photo by Douglas
  • The sun is finally setting. Photo by LTHS
  • The 2022 Queens Court Photo by LTHS
  • The sun is setting as we are ending our Japanese celebration
  • 2022 Queens Court with Vivian M. Escalante, CEO/President of Boyle Heights Community Partners. Photo by BHCP
  • A huge Thank you to all that attended, supported and participated in our 1st Annual Nikkei Celebration in Boyle Heights....undil next year when we will return. Photo by Stephen Nagano

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