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Zen temple to continue Zen Aerobic class in Little Tokyo

Zenshuji Zen Aerobics

Forwarded for Zenshuji Soto Mission Zen Aerobic class is now scheduled to continue beyond its original ending date of April 30. Staring May 7, the classes will continue on Sundays from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. Zen Aerobics: A Healthy Living Class based on the teaching of Shakyamuni Buddha. The goal of the class is...
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Mitsuru Sushi & Grill opens for breakfast at 9:00 am on weekdays and 8:00 am on weekends

Meet in Little Tokyo / Mitsuru Sushi & Grill opens for breakfast at 9:00 am on weekdays and 8:00 am on weekends Mitsuru Sushi & Grill has been a fixture in Little Tokyo for 40 years. Mitsuru Sushi & Grill 316 East 1st Street, Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, CA 90012 (213) 626-4046 Breakfast Menu...
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Mini-fundraising dinner of “Far East Feast” is planned for non-profit theater company Grateful Crane Ensemble, May 20 at 4:00PM

Chef John Nishio

The Grateful Crane Ensemble, non-profit theater company about Japanese American history, will hold “Far East Feast,” a mini-fundraising dinner at a chef’s residence in Pasadena on Saturday, May 20 from 4 pm to 8 pm. Tickets for the Far East Feast are $125 per person.  Seating is limited to the first 16 people. For...
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2017 / Community-wide Little Tokyo Clean-Up event to take place, May 13

Little Tokyo Sparkle! Nancy Kikuchi Volunteer Day Community Cleanup Trash Pick-Up / Graffiti Removal / Sidewalk Clean-Up Saturday, May 13, 2017 9AM – 12PM Join us in our efforts to clean up Little Tokyo and continue the process of building our community! Sign-Up Link: www.bit.ly/sparklemay17 Bring: Glove, Hat, Water Bottle, Sunscreen Dress Appropriately Meet...
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2016 / Little Tokyo Sparkle! The 1st Nancy Kikuchi Volunteer Day, Nov. 5, 2016

Over 300 participants scraped gum, swept the sidewalks, pickup up trash and cigarette butts, removed stickers from posts, washed windows, sparkled Little Tokyo and celebrated with a delicious curry rice lunch in the 1st annual Nancy Kikuchi Volunteer Day, Nov. 5, 2016. (Source: Little Tokyo Sparkle!)  
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2017 / Koyasan Buddhist Temple accepting prayers for New Year in Little Tokyo, Jan 1-3

“Fire Rire” ceremony at Koyasan Buddhist Temple in Little Tokyo set on Jan. 1, 2017, at 10AM Koyasan Buddhist Temple, 342 East First Street in Little Tokyo, will hold its “Fire Rite” on Jan. 1, 2017 at 10:00 am. Bishop Junkun Imamura will officiate the ceremony and kick off three-day New Year’s celebration in...
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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 / Koyasan Buddhist Temple to present family festival in Little Tokyo, Oct. 18

Koyasan Family Festival

Koyasan Buddhist Temple in Little Tokyo presents the First Annual Koyasan Family Festival on Sunday, Oct 18 from 11am at its venue, 342 East First Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012. (213) 624-1267 The festival provides foods and drinks, raffle drawings and beanbag contest. There will be Japanese amulets and calligraphy for sale. From 1:00...
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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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