Los Angeles to celebrate New Year’s Day in Japanese way

Oshogatsu LA Kimono Club

Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Southern California presents the following events under the name of Oshogatsu in Little Tokyo:

Sunday, January 1, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm in Little Tokyo

Admission free

Oshogatsu Mochitsuki 2011Opening Ceremony at Weller Court, 11:00 am – 11:30 am

Weller Court – New Year’s Program, 11:30 am – 3:00 pm

Taiko Drum Performance

Koto Performance

Calligraphy Demonstration on Japanese Kites

Japanese Swordmanship Show

Japanese Folk Singing and Dancing, etc.

Japanese Village Plaza, 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Taiko Drum Performance by Kokura Gion Daiko

Japanese Folk Singing and Dancing, etc.

Stores and restaurants are open

Food and Gift Booths at Weller Court

Mochitsuki (Pounding of sweet rice), Buta Jiru, Ama-Zake, Yaki-Soba, Tai/Taiko, Mochi-Yaki, Oshiruko, Give away mochi

Origami Demo, Kite Making, etc

LA Kimono Club’s 2012 Miss Kimono LA at Weller Court

11:30 am

Sunny Seki’s Book Signing at Kinokuniya Bookstore at Weller Court

11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Sunny Seki is the author of Yuko-chan and the Daruma Doll, The Tale of the Lucky Cat, The Last Kappa of Old Japan.

Happy New Year Lucky Sake Tasting 2012

at 138 Onizuka Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 (Weller Court)

11:00 am – 3:00 pm

20 kinds of premium sake and beer. Admission $20. Organized by Sushi and Sake Magazine. (310) 800-0366.

Sunny Seki's Daruma Book

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