Nima-kai Traditions

Discover Nikkei invites its global Nikkei community to share how they celebrate various traditions in these special Nima-kai photo activities.

Check this page to find out about current projects and see photos from past activities.

Oshogatsu Foods

Oshogatsu is the most important holiday in Japan and for Nikkei communities and families around the world. They celebrate the new year with important traditions and lucky foods like ozonitoshi-koshi soba, and osechi-ryori.

Discover Nikkei invited its global community to submit photos to share how they celebrate the new year with food. They have been compiled into a video by volunteer Alison Skilbred. The accompanying stories are shared in an article by volunteer Kimiko Medlock. Enjoy!

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Past Nima-kai Photo Activities

Matsuri
(Festivals)

2021

Kodomo no Hi
(Children’s Day)

2021

Himamatsuri
(Girl’s Day)

2021

Oshogatsu
(New Year’s)

2021