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Discover Nikkei Illustrations by Roxsy Lin

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Illustrations created by volunteer Roxsy Lin for Discover Nikkei. Learn more about Roxsy at

What Is Nikkei Food?

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Nima-kai Traditions: Matsuri

community history

Every year, Nikkei communities around the world gather together for fun cultural activities and food. These matsuri (festivals) often celebrate specific occasions such as Tanabata and Obon. Major cultural festivals …

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Nikkei interests

  • community history
  • family stories
  • festival/matsuri
  • Japanese/Nikkei food
  • Japantowns
  • taiko

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