1964 W 162nd St
Gardena, CA 90247
The TANOSHII is a weeklong day camp sponsored by the South Bay JACL and the Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute (JCI). The first ever camp took place from July 14 to July 18, 2008 with 48 elementary school-aged students. TANOSHII uses fun activities to teach kids 7-10 years old about Japanese American heritage. Activities include a combination of cultural experiences, games and a field trip to the Japanese American National Museum. Cultural workshops may include Taiko, Ikebana, Martial Arts, Origami, Calligraphy, Obon Dancing, Japanese Language, Japanese Cooking, etc. The goal of the camp is to spark interest in Japanese American culture and community through hands-on experiences and interaction with people in the community. Campers will get a chance to learn, and connect with the Japanese American community and heritage.