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Keiro no Hi, or Respect for the Aged Day, is a Japanese holiday to honor and celebrate older adults. This year, Keiro and Japanese American Cultural & Community Center are partnering to host a festival designed to celebrate the lives of our community’s older adults. Keiro no Hi will take an innovative approach to the festival’s programmatic elements, specifically catering to the older adult attendees.

Complimentary transportation will be made available to older adults and their families from numerous locations throughout Los Angeles, Orange, and Ventura counties. This event is free to the public and includes intergenerational activities, performances, food, workshops, a resource fair, screenings, and more.

Read the press release here. 日本語はこちら


Benefits for those who registered prior to event and are 65 years and older

  • Hosted bento lunch

  • Complimentary transportation (from 4 locations in Los Angeles and Orange Counties—see details below)

  • A special birthday gift for those turning 66, 77, 88, 99, 100 or 100+ this year

Benefits for those who register prior to event and are younger than 65 years old

  • Complimentary transportation (from 4 locations in Los Angeles and Orange Counties—see details below)

For questions regarding registration, please contact Bryce Ikemura at or (213) 873-5708.


Throughout the day, various older adult performers will take the stage.

10 AM           Welcome by emcees Dom Magwili & Fusako Shiotani
10:30 AM      Rajio Taiso
11 AM            Ukuleles 4 Little Tokyo
11:30 AM      Calligraphy demonstration by Kuniharu Yoshida
12 PM           Sakura Gardens Uke Group
12:30 PM      Move and Groove
1 PM            Kinnara Taiko
1:30 PM        Chika’s Ukulele Players
2 PM             Shigin and Karaoke of Sakura Gardens
2:30              Enka Performance
3 PM             Asian Traditional Dance & Music Foundation
3:30 PM        Asian Persuasion

Iyashi Care Health Fair

Keiro and Providence’s Iyashi Care team will host a health fair helping older adults and their families navigate advance directives and providing pharmaceutical consultations.

Iyashi Care Table:

Iyashi Care is a palliative care program to improve the quality of life for Japanese American and Japanese older adults with serious illnesses and their families. The Iyashi Care team will be available to answer any questions regarding this new, innovative program.

Advance Directives Table:

This table can help with the following:

  • Clarify and explain documents and forms relating to advance directives

  • Assist those looking to sign immediately (notaries will be available)

  • Provide Japanese forms and translations upon request

The Iyashi Care team encourages attendees to invite family members or close friends to participate in conversations at the advance directive table.

Pharmacist Table:

This table can help with following:

  • Address specific concerns or questions related to your medications

  • Better understand drugs and the risks or benefits associated with them

  • Clarify side effects and instructions

No reservations are required and walk-ins are welcomed. Interested parties are encouraged to bring a list of current drugs you are taking, but please do not bring your medication to the festival.

Calligraphy Exhibit and Workshop   

This exhibit will feature artwork and calligraphy by older adults in our community. You can also take part in a workshop led by Kuniharu Yoshida, a calligraphy artist and teacher at the JACCC.

Learn more about Kuniharu Yoshida and the workshop.

Vendor Fair

Throughout the day, you can look through the vendor fair to learn about community organizations in Los Angeles, Orange and Ventura counties.

Vendor list (as of 8/22/18):

Complimentary Transportation

Complimentary transportation will be available from the following four locations.

  • East San Gabriel Valley Japanese Community Center, 1203 W Puente Ave, West Covina, CA 91790
    10:30 a.m.: Depart for festival (Arrive at 11:00 a.m.)
    2:00 p.m. Depart for ESGVJCC (Arrive at 2:30 p.m.)

  • Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute, 1964 W 162nd St, Gardena, CA 90247
    11:00 a.m. Depart for festival (Arrive at 11:30 a.m.)
    2:30 p.m. Depart for GVJCI (Arrive at 3:00 p.m.)

  • Venice Japanese Community Center, 12448 Braddock Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90066
    11:00 a.m. Depart for festival (Arrive at 11:30 a.m.)
    2:30 p.m. Depart for VJCC (Arrive at 3:00 p.m.)

  • Walker Junior High School, 8132 Walker Street, La Palma, CA 90623
    11:45 a.m. Depart for festival (Arrive at 12:30 p.m.)
    3:30 p.m. Depart for Orange County (Arrive at 4:15 p.m.)

Registration and requests for complimentary transportation have closed. Please contact Bryce Ikemura at or (213) 873-5708 for questions.