Our first round of Summer at Nikkei Garden, a Japanese cultural marketplace, was on Friday, August 7 and Saturday, August 8!
Attendees delighted in food and merchandise from local vendors — thank you to Pac West, Picchie Zakka, Sasaki Art, Windigo Wraps, Beauty Secrets of Japan, Oil, herb, and me, Tea Lani, Coconama Chocolate and Kitchen Kodama for helping make this first round a success! On Friday, attendees got to hear the musical stylings of Pico Misaki, playing contemporary music on the traditional koto instrument. On Saturday, kids got the chance to play games and win prizes in the mini game zone.
Didn’t get the chance to join us for the first round? Your next chance to attend Summer at Nikkei Garden is on Friday, August 21 and Saturday, August 22! The celebration continues, with many of these vendors (and some new ones!) returning. Full vendor details coming soon. Tickets are available here. Limited walk-in spaces are available.
Don’t forget to check out Matsuri Share, our virtual Nikkei Matsuri celebration, for fun activities and challenges on our social media! #nikkeimatsuri #SummerAtNikkei
Photos by Dan at TankuNeko