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2016 / Los Angeles to celebrate Buddha’s Birth at Little Tokyo, April 3

LA Buddhist Hanamatsuri

Los Angeles Buddhist Temple Federation with members of 8 Japanese temples annually observes a special Hanamatsuri service to celebrate the Buddha’s birth. This year’s Hanamatsuri service will be held at Japanese American Cultural & Community Center, 244 South San Pedro Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012, on Sunday, April 3 from 1:00 pm. Hanamatsuri event...
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2016 / Huntington Beach Cherry Blossom Festival, Mar. 20

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The Sister City Association of Huntington Beach hosts its 3rd annual event beneath the beautiful cherry blossom trees at the Huntington Beach Central Park bandstand at 7111 Talbert Ave on Sunday, March 20 from 10:30 am – 4:30 pm. Time Schedule 10:35 – Cherry Tree Dedication Ceremony 11:00 Opening Ceremonies, Introduction Dignitaries 11:30 Kokoro Taiko 12:00 Fujima...
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2016 / Descanso Gardens Cherry Blossom Festival, Mar. 12-13

Descanso Gardens Cherry Blossom Festival 2016

Descanso Gardens Cherry Blossom Festival Saturday & Sunday, March 12 & 13 Descanso welcomes spring with its annual Cherry Blossom Festival. This year’s celebration will feature entertainment, Japanese cuisine, origami and more. The festival will take advantage of the start of Daylight Saving Time that weekend with extended hours – from 9 a.m. to...
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2016 / Hinamatrusi program at Japanese American Cultural and Community Center, March 6

Japanese American Cultural and Community Center Sunday, March 6, 1:00PM On the Veranda: Hinamatsuri JACCC South Gallery /Tea Room 244 South San Pedro Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 JACCC’s On the Veranda series returns this Spring with Hinamatsuri (Girl’s Day), a special day of celebration for girls and families. This year’s Hinamatsuri festival features...
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2016 / Huntington’s Japanese Garden hosts Hina Doll event by Japanese children, Feb. 28

Hinamatsuri show of Kodomo no ie Kindergarten was performed at the Japanese Garden of the Huntington Library on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016. (Cultural News Video) https://youtu.be/XBqMGzS-flI  
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2016 / Japanese language classes at Japan Foundation set for Jan. 13 – Mar. 26, 9 weeks

  The Japan Foundation Los Angeles offers the Japanese language classes from January 13 through March 26 for 9 weeks. Each course is held once a week at two locations: the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center in Little Tokyo and the Japan Foundation Los Angeles in Miracle Mile. The courses are designed for...
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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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2016 / Oshugatsu (New Year’s Day) in Little Tokyo events, Jan, 1

News Year's Day event Kimono Show

Forwarded for the Japanese Chamber of Commerce Japanese Chamber of Commerce to Showcase 18th Annual New Year Celebration in Little Tokyo Community gets together to promote Japanese New Year’s Day + Weller Court Second Street and San Pedro 10:50 am: Kick-off Taiko Drums by the Taiko Center of Los Angeles 11:00 am: Opening Ceremony...
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2015 / Japanese kimono and antiques holiday sale near Little Tokyo, thru Dec. 31

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Fashion designer Peter Lai creates his dream “Japanese Village” in the space of 5,000 sq ft. loft near Little Tokyo. Online view at https://flic.kr/s/aHsk6d8Brr “Japanese Village” is displayed with his extensive and colorful collection of Japanese antiques, kimono, ceramics, hina doll and rare artifacts. Annual Holiday Sale, December 8 – 31 30-70% off Peter...
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