BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.6454@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20210821T000000Z DTEND:20210821T000000Z DESCRIPTION:Little Tokyo Drift brings together veterans of the Nisei Week c ruises and organizers of the Showoff to discuss the history and legacy of nikkei car culture in Los Angeles in a conversation moderated by <strong> Professor Oliver Wang</strong> with <strong>Joyce Chin</strong>\, <str ong>Janet</strong> <strong>Fujimoto</strong>\, <strong>Tod Kaneko</strong >\, <strong>Brian Karasawa</strong>\, and <strong>Ken Miyoshi</strong>.\ n\nBeginning in the 1970s\, the annual Nisei Week Festival became the prem ier destination for Japanese American cruisers who’d roll out in their f reshly detailed cars\, trucks and motorcycles to circle the carnival groun ds. Japanese American auto enthusiasts have played vital roles within the Southern California car scene since the early 20th century and the annual Nisei Week cruises became one of the most visible displays of the nikkei c ommunity’s pride in their vehicles\, hitting its peak in the mid 1980s b efore law enforcement brought things to a swift end after. However\, since 2000\, Nisei Week has become home to the Showoff\, a car show inspired by the rise of import car racing and customization\, thus continuing the lin k between Nisei Week and the local car scene for another generation.\n\nSe veral panelists will also be bringing out their show cars to display on th e JANM plaza on Saturday\, August 21st.\n\nYou have the option to attend t his program at the museum in the Tateuchi Democracy Forum on Saturday\, Au gust 21st or to watch the livestream online. The link for the livestream a nd instructions for visiting the museum will be emailed to you.\n\nComplim entary museum admission is included with this program ticket.\n\nPlease se e the information below for more details on visiting: <a href="https://ww w.janm.org/visit" target="_blank">https://www.janm.org/visit</a>\n\n<stron g><a href="https://9644p.blackbaudhosting.com/9644p/tickets?tab=2&amp\;txo bjid=4057a650-2bca-46c6-be04-3fdc5104da30" target="_blank">RSVP TODAY</a>< /strong>\n\n<strong><em>This program is presented in partnership with the YOMYOMF Foundation with support from the Nisei Week Japanese Festival.</ em></strong> SUMMARY:Little Tokyo Drift: Nisei Week Car Culture URL:/en/events/2021/08/21/little-tokyo-drift-nisei-week-car-culture/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR