KEIRO NO HI FESTIVAL
Saturday, september 14 • 10 AM–4 pm
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 are partnering once again to host the second annual Keiro no Hi Festival in Little Tokyo. Last year, the festival welcomed over 1,000 attendees to enjoy the day.
Complimentary transportation from numerous locations are available for everyone on a first-come, first-served basis with registration. A hosted bento lunch will also be 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 60, 77, 88, 99, 100 or 100+ this year will also receive a birthday gift.
Registration is now open!
Photos by Mallury Patrick Pollard
Throughout the day, various older adult performers will take the stage.
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM - Welcome
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM - Rajio Taiso
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM - SFVJACC Meiji Ondo Group
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM - LA Men’s Glee Club
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM - Kinnara Taiko
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM - Ukuleles for Little Tokyo
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM - Asian Persuasian
1:30 PM - 1:45 PM - Rajio Taiso
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM - OCBC Jammers
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM - Ryukyukoku Matsui Daiko
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM - Fujima Kansuma
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM - Sakura Gardens
Throughout the day, you can look through the vendor fair to learn about community organizations and businesses in Los Angeles, Orange, and Ventura counties.
Shodo for Little Tokyo - All Day - Practice your favorite calligraphy characters and learn new ones at our calligraphy booth!
Mochi-making with Brian Kito of Fugetsu-Do - 2:00 PM - Learn how to make dango with Fugetsu-Do’s Brian Kito. Please note, this workshop is limited to 40 participants. Sign ups can be found at the Keiro no Hi Festival info table.
Complimentary transportation will be available from the following five locations. (specific locations will be updated soon)
San Fernando Valley
San Gabriel Valley
West Los Angeles
To request complimentary transportation for you and your family, please register to secure your spot. Family members are welcomed to ride the bus together. This will be on a first come, first served basis.
Registration is now open!
Registration Deadline: Friday, August 30, 2019
By signing up for this event I consent to receiving correspondence from both Keiro & JACCC.