15 Oshogatsu – New Years’s Day

2016 / Little Tokyo temple to open to the public to accept “Hatsumode,” the first visit, Jan. 1-3

On every New Year’s Day, over 3,000 people come to Koyasan Buddhist Temple of Los Angeles for paying their first visits to the temple or “Hatsumode” to pray their health, peaceful mind, and successful New Year. To accept Hatsumode visitors, Koyasan Temple will be open from January 1 through 3, 10:00 am to 5:00...
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2015 / One day workshop for children to learn Japanese New Year’s Day, Oshogastu, Dec. 28, 10AM – 3PM

JACCC New Year 2016 Monkeyy

Forwarded for JACCC The Japanese American Cultural and Community Center presents Children’s Oshogatsu Workshop Monday, Dec. 28, from 10AM to 3PM JACCC campus, Little Tokyo By sharing traditions with our children, we pass on not only the rituals but also the spirit of the holidays to the next generation. Engage your child in JACCC’s one-day Oshogatsu workshop, where...
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2015 / Little Tokyo welcomes visitors for cerebrating New Year in Japanese-style, Jan 4

2015 JANM Oshogastu Fest

Japanese American Cultural and Community Center 244  South San Pedro Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 To celebrate the new year, the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center in Los Angeles presents its annual Oshogatsu festivities with its signature New Year program “Kotohajime” or The First Performance of the New Year on Sunday, January 4,...
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2015 / Koyasan Buddhist Temple receiving visitors for praying, Jan.1 -3

Koyasan Buddhist Temple New Year's Day

On New Year’s Day in Japan, it is still a ritual that people visit a Buddhist temple or Shinto shrine to offer a prayer. Here in Los Angeles, Koyasan Buddhist Temple in Little Tokyo receives several thousand visitors during three-day-period for many years. Koyasan Temple holds Goma fire ritual ceremony on the New Year’s...
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2016 / JACCC’s annual New Year’s Day program “Kotohajime” set for Jan. 3

JACCC Kotohajime

  To celebrate the new year, the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center  presents its annual Oshogatsu festivities with its signature New Year program, Kotohajime, or The First Performance of the New Year on Sunday, January 3, 2016 at 1:00 pm at the Aratani Theatre at the JACCC campus, along with the 18th Annual...
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2016 / A Shinto Shrine to be set on Onizuka Street in Little Tokyo, Jan. 1

Let’s celebrate the New Year as Japanese people do in Japan!! In Japan, during the first days of the New Year, people visit Shinto Shrines to pray for happiness and good luck in the New Year. There is no Shinto Shrine in Los Angeles, but in 2016, Shusse Inari Jinja from the Izumo Region...
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2015 / Japanese Chamber of Commerce to showcase annual New Year’s celebration in Little Tokyo

In order to introduce Japanese way of celebrating the New Year of 2015 to the people of Southern California, “Oshogatsu in Little Tokyo” will take place on Jan. 1, 2015 in Little Tokyo’s Weller Court, Japanese Village Plaza and the Francis Hashimoto Plaza from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Admission free. The event will...
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2015 / Miss & Mr. Kimono LA Contest on Jan. 1 in Little Tokyo

To coincide with various New Year’s Day celebration events in Little Tokyo, LA Kimono Club presents 2015 Miss & Mr. Kimono LA Contest on Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. at Japanese Village Plaza in Little Tokyo. Eight to nine contestants for each category are expected to appear in the contests. Miss &...
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2014 / Little Tokyo temple to open to accept New Year’s visiting, Jan 1,2,3

The Koyasan Buddhist Temple in Little Tokyo will open to accept New Year’s visiting (Hatsu Mode) from January 1 to 3, from 10 am to 5 pm. The services and rituals are open to the public. No admission required. In Japan, some Esoteric Buddhism temples and Shinto shrines draw a few millions visitors for...
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