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 for the most up to date events listings.

Annual Community Events:

New Year’s Eve Service @ Midwest Buddhist Temple on December 31, 2014

New Year’s Day Service @ Midwest Buddhist Temple on January 1, 2015

New Year’s Day Service @ Buddhist Temple of Chicago on January 1, 2015

Mitsuwa New Year Special Event and Mochi-tsuki @ Mitsuwa Marketplace on January 1, 2015

Kagami Biraki @ The Japanese American Service Center on January 10, 2015

Day of Remembrance @ The Chicago History Museum on February 15, 2015

Kodomo no Hi / Children’s Day Japanese Festival @ The Edgebrook Park Forest Reserve Mattew Bieszczar Volunteer Resource Center on May 3, 2014

Spring Festival @ the University of Chicago on May 9, 2015 organized by the Japanese Student Association of the University of Chicago

Bunkasai (Japanese Culture Festival) @ Northwestern University on May 10, 2015 organized by the Northwestern University Japan Club

Annual Nikkei Community Memorial Day Services @ Montrose Cemetery on May 25, 2015

Natsu Matsuri @ Buddhist Temple of Chicago on June 21, 2015

Obon Festival @ Midwest Buddhist Temple on July 11, 2015

Japan Festival @ Arlington Park Race Course on July 18-19, 2015

Summer Bon Dance Festival @ Mitsuwa Marketplace on August 1, 2015 (Japanese/日本語)

Annual Nikkei Community Picnic @ Bunker Hill Forest Preserve Grove 3 (W Harts Rd Chicago, IL 60714) on August 1, 2015

Ginza Festival @ Midwest Buddhist Temple on August 7-9, 2015

Bon Odori @ Buddhist Temple of Chicago on August 15, 2015

Malott Japanese Garden Summer Festival @ Chicago Botanic Garden on August 15-16, 2015

Chicago Okinawa Kenjinkai Picnic @ Robinson Woods South Groves 1 &2, Cook County Forest Preserve on August 22, 2015 from 11am-5pm

Japanese Summer Festival @ Anderson Japanese Gardens on August 22-23, 2015

Aki Matsuri/Fall Festival @ Christ Church of Chicago on October 4, 2014

Holiday Delight/Kodomo Matsuri @ Japanese American Service Center on November 8, 2014
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Mochi-tsuki @ Midwest Buddhist Temple on December 13, 2014


The 2sth Annual Asian American Showcase on April 1-14, 2016


The 19th Annual Chicago Asian American Jazz Festival – October 25-November 3, 2014


Anime Central – The Midwest Anime and Manga Convention on May 15-17, 2015

UChi-Con – An Anime Convention on January 31, 2015

Anime Midwest – Chicago Anime Convention on July 3-5, 2015

Asian American:

2014 Lunar New Year Celebration on February 22, 2014

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