2015 / Japanese Chamber of Commerce to showcase annual New Year’s celebration in Little Tokyo

Oshogatsu in Little Tokyo Stage

New Year’s Celebration in Little Tokyo (Courtesy of Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Southern California)

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 feature traditional Japanese food, entertainment and cultural activities such as mochi making demonstration, a kimono fashion show, sumo wrestling and the list goes on.

The New Year Celebration in Little Tokyo is organized by the Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Southern California and the Japanese Chamber of Commerce Foundation with the support from the Consul General of Japan, the Nisei Week court and various community members.

“New years in Japan is a very important day; it is the first day of the year and we can all start fresh and celebrate the new year,” says Yoshio Lee Aoki, President of JCCSC. “We are very excited to showcase how Japanese celebrate the New Year.”

For more information about the event, contact Akihiro Sano at (213) 626-3070 or email sano@jccsc.com