August 7: Kansha Obon II in Little Tokyo

Dance for our seniors!

Film and television actress Tamlyn Tomita will emcee an evening of entertainment, education, performance and dance to support our seniors, featuring the taiko sounds of Maceo “The Demon Drummer of ELA” Hernandez and poetry from Mike Sonksen aka “Mike the Poet” and Asian American Studies Professor Allan Aquino. 

Elaine Fukumoto, Rev. Ray Fukumoto and their team will lead participants in Bon Odori (Bon Dance).

Special guests include Senator Maria Elena Durazo (SD-24), event sponsors Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (AD-66) and Miguel Santiago (AD-53), Los Angeles City Councilman Kevin de León (CD-14), Save Our Seniors Network and the Sakura ICF Family Council. 

Speakers Miguel Santiago (AD-53), Nancy Takayama, Pacific Southwest District JACL Governor and Ken Nagata, President, Board of Directors for Rissho Kosei-kai Buddhist Church.

Article in Rafu Shimpo:

Mask Up August 7
Please wear masks so we can keep everyone as safe as possible at our Kansha Obon II event!

Get your dance moves on:

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Aug 7 Kansha Obon 2 Japanese half sheet

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