"Nisei" stands for person born in the US or Canada whose parents immigrated from Japan. The Nisei wanted to celebrate their culture and attract people the Little Tokyo during the Great Depression. So they established a festival to educate, entertain and create awareness about the Japanese culture.
Nisei week is a festival to celebrate the Japanese culture with the Japanese and non-Japanese Community. The festival was first established to bring customers and positive energy during the Great Depression.
The Nisei Festival has various attractions like ondo dancing, tea ceremonies, martial arts and talent shows.
The Nisei festival grows every year with new Japanese American generations and tourist. The festival will begin from August 19th to August 27th. http://www.niseiweek.org/events-festival/