Nikkei Chicago / 日系シカゴ

Documenting the untold stories of Nikkei (Japanese American) Chicago シカゴにおける日系人に関する記事のサイト

Events / イベント

All dates and events listings will be updated as new information becomes available. Events and Announcements are listed in chronological order.  We try to update this page as frequently as possible, but encourage people to join our facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/nikkeichicago for the most up to date events listings.

Annual Community Events:

New Year’s Eve Service @ Midwest Buddhist Temple on December 31, 2014
http://www.midwestbuddhisttemple.org/

New Year’s Day Service @ Midwest Buddhist Temple on January 1, 2015
http://www.midwestbuddhisttemple.org/

New Year’s Day Service @ Buddhist Temple of Chicago on January 1, 2015
https://www.facebook.com/budtempchi?fref=ts

Mitsuwa New Year Special Event and Mochi-tsuki @ Mitsuwa Marketplace on January 1, 2015
http://www.mitsuwa.com/ai1ec_event/new-year-festival-2014/

Kagami Biraki @ The Japanese American Service Center on January 10, 2015
http://origin.library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1104276052064-294/kagami+biraki+15.pdf

Day of Remembrance @ The Chicago History Museum on February 15, 2015
http://jaclchicago.org/event/2015-day-of-remembrance/

Kodomo no Hi / Children’s Day Japanese Festival @ The Edgebrook Park Forest Reserve Mattew Bieszczar Volunteer Resource Center on May 3, 2014
https://www.facebook.com/events/266396100204794

Spring Festival @ the University of Chicago on May 9, 2015 organized by the Japanese Student Association of the University of Chicago
http://jsa.uchicago.edu/

Bunkasai (Japanese Culture Festival) @ Northwestern University on May 10, 2015 organized by the Northwestern University Japan Club
https://www.facebook.com/events/380908915435085/385620228297287/

Annual Nikkei Community Memorial Day Services @ Montrose Cemetery on May 25, 2015
https://www.facebook.com/events/842224785830450/

Natsu Matsuri @ Buddhist Temple of Chicago on June 21, 2015
http://buddhisttemplechicago.org/calendar/natsu-matsuri/

Obon Festival @ Midwest Buddhist Temple on July 11, 2015
http://www.mbtchicago.org/classes-events/obon-odori-festival/

Japan Festival @ Arlington Park Race Course on July 18-19, 2015
http://japandaychicago.org/

Summer Bon Dance Festival @ Mitsuwa Marketplace on August 1, 2015
http://www.mitsuwa.com/ai1ec_event/bon-dance-festival-2-2/?instance_id=2205&lang=en
http://www.mitsuwa.com/ai1ec_event/bon-dance-festival-2-2/?instance_id=2205&lang=ja (Japanese/日本語)

Annual Nikkei Community Picnic @ Bunker Hill Forest Preserve Grove 3 (W Harts Rd Chicago, IL 60714) on August 1, 2015
https://www.facebook.com/events/386146311572658/

Ginza Festival @ Midwest Buddhist Temple on August 7-9, 2015
http://www.ginzachicago.com

Bon Odori @ Buddhist Temple of Chicago on August 15, 2015
http://budtempchi.org/

Malott Japanese Garden Summer Festival @ Chicago Botanic Garden on August 15-16, 2015
http://www.chicagobotanic.org/calendar/event/malott_japanese_garden_summer_festival

Chicago Okinawa Kenjinkai Picnic @ Robinson Woods South Groves 1 &2, Cook County Forest Preserve on August 22, 2015 from 11am-5pm
http://www.chicagookinawakenjinkai.com/Picnic%20Page.html

Japanese Summer Festival @ Anderson Japanese Gardens on August 22-23, 2015
http://www.andersongardens.org/garden-events/japanese-summer-festival/

Aki Matsuri/Fall Festival @ Christ Church of Chicago on October 4, 2014
http://www.christchurchchicago.net/Community.htm

Holiday Delight/Kodomo Matsuri @ Japanese American Service Center on November 8, 2014
Click for  flyer

Mochi-tsuki @ Midwest Buddhist Temple on December 13, 2014
http://www.mbtchicago.org/classes-events/mochitsuki/

Film:

The 2sth Annual Asian American Showcase on April 1-14, 2016
http://www.faaim.org
http://www.faaim.org/showcase-2016/

Music:

The 19th Annual Chicago Asian American Jazz Festival – October 25-November 3, 2014
http://www.aajazz.org

Anime:

Anime Central – The Midwest Anime and Manga Convention on May 15-17, 2015
http://www.acen.org

UChi-Con – An Anime Convention on January 31, 2015
http://jas.uchicago.edu/uchi-con

Anime Midwest – Chicago Anime Convention on July 3-5, 2015
http://www.animemidwest.com

Asian American:

2014 Lunar New Year Celebration on February 22, 2014
http://www.aacchicago.org

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