Bon Odori: Buddhist summer festival of the dead, which honors ancestors.

judo: A form of Jujitsu developed as a sport and a means of self-defense without the use of weapons.

jujitsu: A Japanese system of wrestling in which knowledge of anatomy and the principle of leverage are applied so that the strength and weight of an opponent are used against him or her.

kendo: Japanese traditional fencing, in which a bamboo sword is used.

Nisei: American-born children of Japanese immigrants; second-generation Japanese Americans.

tai: Sea bream.

Tanabata: Star Festival.