Category Archives: Bazaar

Okinawa Cultural Festival (Formerly OAA Bazaar)

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On Sunday, September 25th from 11AM-4PM, the Okinawa Association of America is hosting its annual Okinawa Cultural Festival (previously known as Bazaar) to raise money and celebrate the rich and unique culture of our community. As always, there will be plenty of food and entertainment, showcasing both traditional and modern elements of Okinawan culture! The OAA Okinawa Cultural Festival will be held at the OAA Center,  16500 South Western Avenue, Gardena, CA 90247.

FOOD

  • Andagi – Okinawan donuts
  • Ashitibichi* – Pig’s feet soup
  • Beniimo Ice Cream* – Okinawa purple sweet potato
  • Fu Chanpuru* – Okinawan stir fry with egg flatbread
  • Nantu – Okinawan mochi
  • Okinawa Manju – Sweet mochi cake
  • Okinawan Soba – similar to Udon/Ramen
  • Rafute Donburi* – Slow cooked pork belly
  • Snow Cones
  • Spam Musubi
  • Teriyaki Chicken & Beef Bento
  • Taco Rice* – Ground beef on rice, toppings

*Food items in limited supply

ENTERTAINMENT
Listed alphabetically, not by performance time

ACTIVITIES AND SHOPPING

  • Raffle – $300 grand prize! raffle-ticket-form (PDF)
  • Instagram Contest – $50 prize
  • Children’s games, arts & crafts, puppet making
  • Merchandise from Okinawa
  • T-Shirts, Tote Bags, Mugs – original designs
  • Fresh Plants and produce
  • Rummage sale
  • Bake Sale

**NEW** INSTAGRAM CONTEST – WIN $50 CASH!
All our volunteers worked very hard to create the maasan (delicious) food at the bazaar. Show them some love and share your favorites on Instagram!

  1. Follow @oaamensore on Instagram
  2. During the festival on Sunday, September 25,2016, post a food selfie (a photo of yourself and a tasty Okinawan dish) to Instagram using the hashtag #OkinawaFestLA

All entries must be posted by 3:00pm onSunday, September 25,2016. Any picture posted after 3:00pm will no be eligible for the contest. Submissions will be judged by quality and who looks like they’re enjoying it the most. The winner will receive a $50 cash prize! Winners will be announced on Instagram.

Per Instagram rules, we must mention this is in no way sponsored, administered, or associated with Instagram, Inc. By entering, entrants confirm they release Instagram of responsibility, and agree to Instagram’s term of use.

2015 OAA Bazaar/Fundraiser

Artwork by Richard Yamashiro

Okinawa Association of America’s Annual Bazaar/Fundraiser
Sunday, October 4 • 11AM ~ 4PM • OAA Center

16500 South Western Avenue, Gardena 90247
Facebook Event Page

Click on a link below to learn more:
ABOUT | ENTERTAINMENT | RAFFLE PRIZES
FOOD BOOTHS | SHOPPING | KIDS ACTIVITIES
VOLUNTEER | DONATE | COUPONS

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OAA Bazaar 2014 Menu and Schedule

OAA Bazaar 2014

OAA BAZAAR & FUNDRAISER
Sunday [
日曜日], October 12th, 2014 [2014年10月12日]
11:00AM ~ 4:00PM [午前11時~午後4時]
OAA Center • 16500 South Western Avenue

On October 12 (Sunday), the Okinawa Association of America (OAA) will host their Annual Bazaar & Fundraiser at the OAA Center in Gardena. This is the only annual event in Southern California that celebrates Okinawan culture, bringing the community together for an afternoon of delicious food and soulful entertainment!

NOTE: Parking is available in nearby residential areas. It is recommended that you arrive early because many popular food and merchandise items tend to sell out quickly. For more information, please contact the OAA at 310-532-1929 or oaamensore@gmail.com.

Ways to Help the OAA Bazaar

EXPLORE THE BAZAAR:
FOOD MENU
 | KID’S CORNER | ENTERTAINMENT
RAFFLES & MERCHANDISE | COUPONS | PROMOTE
DONATE OR VOLUNTEER

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2013 Bazaar Schedule and Menu

Sunday [日曜日], October 13th, 2013 [2013年10月13日]
11:00AM ~ 4:00PM [午前11時~午後4時]
16500 South Western Avenue

The Okinawa Association of America, Inc. (OAA) is having its annual Bazaar on Sunday, October 13, at the OAA Center in Gardena. Spend the afternoon with family and friends while enjoying the flavors and performing arts of Okinawa!

This is the OAA’s only annual fundraiser event, so please come out to support and, most of all, to enjoy family, friends, and Okinawan culture!

EXPLORE THE BAZAAR:
MENU
| KIDS’ ACTIVITIES | PERFORMANCES
SHOPPING | COUPON & FLYER

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2012 Bazaar and Fundraiser Schedule/Menu



Sunday [日曜日], October 14th, 2012 [2012年10月14日]
11:00AM ~ 5:00PM [11時 ~ 5時]
16500 South Western Avenue

The Okinawa Association of America, Inc. (OAA) is having its annual Bazaar and Fundraiser event at the OAA Center! Enjoy delicious Okinawan soba, mochi, andagi (the best “Okinawan dango” in town), teriyaki chicken and beef bento, spam musubi, and more!

Get a head-start on your holiday shopping with homemade crafts and OAA merchandise. Visit the vegetable/plant booth for bargain prices. You could get lucky, too, with the raffle drawings for wonderful prizes!

Entertain your kids with face painting, arts and crafts, and our Warabi Eisaa Workshop. Enjoy your lunch with live entertainment from local performers: Okinawan karate, taiko, dance and sanshin, as well as hula and ukulele!

This is the OAA’s only annual fundraiser event, so please come out to support and, most of all, to enjoy family, friends, and Okinawan culture!

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