Join the Otaku Squad Network as we venture out into the world and cover a variety pop culture events.
Nisei Week Festival:
Every year the festival held, many Kazari (decorations) are hung from the pillars Japanese American Museum.
Walking past these beautiful decorations you can also find a hidden gem of traditional Japanese food. Food delicacies such as Grilled Squid, Unagi bowls, and Takoyaki.
This shrine is a monument of a representation of what a slice of Japan feels like. This can be seen on 1st street.
Traditional Japanese Dancing can be seen through out the parade. Throughout Japan, the culture is exquisite where different parts of the country have unique dances they feature during the parade.
The trolley carriages the previous Nisei queens from previous years.
The festival featured vintage Japanese classic cars that were in pristine condition.
To wrap up the festival, they march with the Tanabata float which is a sight to see. This is one of the main features of the parade that many come and stay to see.
The Kizari at night looks just as amazing as it does in the day.
On today's Side Quest, the OSN crew goes to WonderCon 2016 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
On the first day of the convention we got to see the opening ceremony which featured the mayor of Los Angeles, Mayor Villaraigosa who was very excited to be hosting WonderCon in the city of LA. He spoke a little bit about his love for comic books as well as future plans for hotel development near the convention center to help attract large scale conventions to Los Angeles. Let's keep our fingers crossed for LA Comic-Con in the future.
On the last day of WonderCon, before I left the convention center I got to catch the encore screening of Justice League vs. Teen Titans at the Microsoft Theater. The movie was in my eyes well done and very entertaining if crowds cheers and laughter were anything to go by.