The first year of the Nisei festival was 1934. The term Nisei was used to signify the second generation, or American-born Japanese who were American citizens. The festival is now  known as Nisei Week. In 1935 the second annual Nisei festival included a banquet, fashion shows, an ondo (folk dance), kendo contests, a pageant tracing Japanese history, flower and tea ceremonies and a parade.
Schumann-Heink, left, and Mayor Frank Shaw, center, watch the Memorial Day parade from a table at the Coliseum field. An unidentified woman sits beside Mayor Shaw. Schumann-Heink sand the "Star-Spangled Banner" that day.
Prince and Princess Kaya of Japan (center) with Frank Shaw (Mayor of Los Angeles, right), Lieut.-Col. Senichi Kushibuchi (the Prince's aide-de-camp, left) and Kihuye Matsumura (lady in waiting to Princess Kaya, far left)
From left to right: Frank H. Brumby; Mayor Frank Shaw; Harry L. Harper, president of Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce; Francis P. Woellner; W. A. Simpson. They are seated at a banquet table at the Ambassador Hotel with a mural depicting a Spanish dancer and musicians is on the wall behind them.
Arch-Abbott S. Ohtani of the Hongwanji Buddhist movement presents Major Frank L. Shaw with a bronze incense burner after visiting American temples. From left to right in the front is Mayor Shaw and Arch-Abbott S. Ohtani. Directly behind them, left to right, is Rev. H. Sasaki of the local temple and Rev. T. Sasaki, secretary to the Arch-Abbott. The three unidentified men are possibly Rev. J. Yukawa, Rev. J.A. Goldwater, Rev. E. Washioka or F. Yano.