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2018 / Little Tokyo temple to receive visitors for New Year’s ritual

Koyasan

Koyasan Buddhist Temple will offer its Fire Rite on Jan. 1st, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. in the mail hall of the temple building. Bishop Junkun Imamura will officiate the ceremony. The Traditional Shingon Fire Ritual Service begins with chanting mantras and beating of the drum with the goal of bringing joy, enlightenment, good health...
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2017 / Japanese communities to gather for Japanese New Year’s celebration at Little Tokyo, Jan. 1

JCC 2017 Japanese New Year

2018 New Year Celebration in Little Tokyo event Schedule Experience the Japanese way of celebrating the New Year of 2017 in the heart of Southern California on Jan. 1. From entertainment, food, and children’s cultural activities, it is one of the most exciting events to take place in the Japanese community. Oshogatsu in Little...
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2017 / Shinto shrine to be set at Little Tokyo, Sunday, Jan. 1

Shusse Inari Shrine at 2018 Oshogatsu in Little Tokyo Hollywood journalist Izumi Hasegawa was born at a family of a Shinto shrine in Matsue, Shimane prefecture, and she has another hat: a licensed priest with the National Association of Shinto Shrine (Jinja Honcho). Hasegawa will open Shussei Inari Jinja on Sunday, Jan. 1 from...
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2017 / Japanese folklore “Namahage” to appear at Little Tokyo, Jan. 1

Namahage in traditional Japanese folklore is a demonlike being, portrayed by men wearing hefty ogre mask and straw capes during a New Year’s ritual of Akita prefecture. Namahage L.A. (photo in left) was founded by Jimmy Pearly Staley and Robin Lynn in Los Angeles. After Jimmy’s grandmother Akiko passed away, he felt a great...
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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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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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2014 / Mr. & Miss Kimono LA Contest in Little Tokyo, Jan. 01

Mr & Miss Kimono LA Contest

For sharing the joy of Kimono and promoting mutual understanding and cultural exchanges between U.S. and Japan, LA Kimono Club supports various Kimono events in Los Angeles. To coincide with the New Year’s Day celebration in Little Tokyo, LA Kimono Club presents “Mr. & Miss Kimono LA Contest” on Wednesday, Jan. 1, at 11...
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2013 / Sogetsu Ikebana exhibiting at Huntington Library until Jan 6

20121228 Sogetsu in Huntington Entrance

The Los Angeles Branch of the Sogetsu School of Ikebana was invited at the Huntington Library in San Marino on Dec. 27 to install large size ikebana for New Year’s celebration. Two large size ikebana is exhibiting until Sunday, Jan. 6. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens is located at 1151 Oxford...
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