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Traditional Classical Japanese Dancers in Chicago

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Early photos of traditional classical Japanese dance in Chicago beginning in the 1970's. Dancers continue to train at the JASC under the guidance of Fujima Shunojo.

Mid America Japanese Club Japan Festival 2008

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The Mid America Japanese Club holds an annual Japan Festival

Organized Sports Leagues and Teams in Chicago

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The Chicago Nisei Athletics Association was founded in the 1940's and was as an important part of the Japanese American community through the 1980's. Although the group was eventually dissolved, ...

Japanese American Picnic Groups in Chicago

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The Resettlers Picnic was founded in the 1950's. Traditional games, prizes and activities for kids are still enjoyed today.

Japan Festival Daley Center Plaza Chicago 1988

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The Japan Festival held at the Daley Center Plaza in downtown Chicago in 1988, was part of the annual Asian / Pacific Awareness Month, held each May. This early performance ...

Pre- and Post- World War II Picnic Jackson Park Chicago

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Jackson Park, located on the south side of Chicago, houses the only Japanese garden in the city. In 1890, it was the site of the World's Columbian Exposition. The park ...

CJAHS Cultural Connections Events

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The Chicago Japanese American Historical Society (CJAHS) is proud to be in partnership with the Field Museum's Cultural Connections Program. This partnership provides CJAHS with opportunities every year to pursue ...

Taiko Groups in Chicago

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Taiko, a Japanese art of drumming, has moved far beyond Japan. Today several taiko groups practice throughout the Midwest, and especially in Chicago.

JASC Japanese American Sevice Committe of Chicago's Mural Project

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The Community Mural Project began with workshops in January 2007 as part of the Japanese American Service Committee's 60th Anniversary Celebration. The project honors the legacy of the Japanese Americans ...

Osaka Sister City Chicago Garden Festival

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The 35th Annual People to People celebration in Chicago aimed at strengthening the ties between Chicago and its sister city, Osaka.

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