The South Bay Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League
and the Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute

logoWhat is TANOSHII Fun Camp?
The TANOSHII is a weeklong day camp sponsored by the South Bay JACL and the Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute (GVJCI).


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. 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.  

Where is TANOSHII held?
TANOSHII meets at the Gardena Valley JCI. The Gardena Valley JCI is located at 1964 W 162nd St; Gardena, CA; 90247. Daily activities will be held at the GVJCI with a one day field trip. The students learn from a variety of cultural and community “experts” and do group activities with high school juniors and seniors serving as camp counselors under adult supervision.

Where can I get more information for the 2017 TANOSHII Fun Camp?
Our Web page for Tanoshii Fun Camp is now with the Gardena Valley JCI Web Site: click here

What if I have additional questions?
Please contact the TANOSHII Camp director, Ray Shibata by email at: tanoshiifuncamp(at)gmail.com

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