The first festival was held in 1949 by a group of first American- Japanese. Nisei Week is no longer targeted at Niseis (second generation), nor is the festival still contained within a week. The festival holds over a month to develop and introduce as “the opportunity for people of all backgrounds to celebrate Japanese heritage and culture.” Nisei Week provides opportunities to share the history and culture. The Nisei Week festivities also provide the opportunity to create new traditions and utilize it amazingly.
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