Little Tokyo, an ethnic district in downtown Los Angeles was founded in the early twentieth century. Since 1995, the district has been listed by the National Register of Historic Places of the United States. Every year in August Little Tokyo holds the Nisei Week Japanese Festival. It includes car shows, theatrical events, exhibitions of Japanese art and culture, fairs, fashion shows, and sporting events. There is a big parade, national contests, and a carnival. The World Gyoza Eating Championship is also held during the Nisei Week Japanese Festival.
August 11–19, 2018
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