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Thank you to everyone who came to the 2023 Torrance Sister City Bunka-sai!!!

It was so wonderful to see our community gathering to celebrate, honor and preserve Japanese culture! Because of all of you, we are able to keep this beloved TSCA program going and support our eight student delegates and adult leader who will be represent the city of Torrance in Kashiwa this summer. We look forward to hosting a reciprocal group from Kashiwa in August.

Thank you for bringing your families, participating in all the activities, checking out our vendors, eating our tasty meals and dango and watching all the amazing performances!!

⭐️ And THANK YOU to all of our incredible volunteers, vendors and performers. This event would not have happened without you and we are so grateful for your support, hard work, and participation!!


Bunka-Sai is our annual Japanese cultural festival and major fundraiser for the student cultural exchange program. This two-day event is free to the public and features authentic presentations of dance, vocal and instrumental music, flower arranging, bonsai, tea ceremony, calligraphy, martial arts, story reading, and games for kids. Free hands-on demos of origami and calligraphy, and lectures on bonsai and ikebana by local experts.

For inquiries about Bunka-Sai, please contact us at torrancesistercityinfo@gmail.com.

First Place Anime Contest Winners 2023
L: Erika N.- High School Level, R: Rhiley P.- Middle School Level
Click here to see more winners.


Click here for the Entertainment Schedule

Click here to see a gallery of Bunka-Sai photos.

Click here to download a copy of the Anime Drawing Contest Rules & Application

First Place Anime Contest Winners 2023
L: Erika N.- High School Level, R: Rhiley P.- Middle School Level

Second Place Anime Contest Winners 2023
L: Angelina S.- High School Level, R: Naoko G.- Middle School Level

Third Place Anime Contest Winners 2023
L: Sakura N..- High School Level, R: Hanaka K.- Middle School Level


Read the article in the Daily Breeze, click here