2018 / Little Tokyo: New Year Celebration events to be held, Jan. 01

New Year Celebration at Weller Court, sponsored by the Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Southern California. (Jan. 1, 2017 photo by Cultural News)

Mochi-maki by Nisei Week Queen and Courts, sponsored by the Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Southern California. (Jan. 01, 2017 photo by Cultural News)

Led by the Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Southern California, various community members of Japanese American will recreate an atmosphere of  Japan’s New Year’s Day Cerebration aka Oshogatsu in Little Tokyo on Jan. 1 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.

The Oshogatsu cerebration will take place at Weller Court, Japanese Village Plaza and the Francis Hashimoto Plaza in Little Tokyo.

The event will feature traditional Japanese food, entertainment and cultural activities such as a mochi making demonstration, a kimono fashion show, Taiko drums, a Lion dance and the list goes on.

The Oshogatsu is one of the most exciting events to take place in the Japanese American community.

For more information, email office@jccsc.com or call (213) 626-3067

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Weller Court

Second Street & San Pedro Street

Food and Beverage:

Amazake, Beer, Popcorn, Mochitsuki, Yakisoba, Taiyaki, Okonomiyaki by Gaja, Yakiimo, Takoyaki by Tanota, Oshiruko by Ryugakusei Hotline, Karaage by Tenkatori USA

Mochitsuki, sponsored by the Japanese Chamber of Commerce. (Photo by JCC)

Weller Court Stage Program:

10:50 am:  Kick-off Taiko Drums 太鼓演奏
Los Angeles Taiko Center

11:00 am: Opening Ceremony with Greeting and Sake Barrel Breaking
LAPD Helicopter Flyover 開会式

11:15 am: Taiko Drum Performance 太鼓演奏
Los Angeles Taiko Center

11:25 am: Lion Dance “Shishimai” 獅子舞
Los Angeles Taiko Center

11:35 am: Mochi-maki #1 もちまき
Nisei Week Queen & Court

11:40 am: Calligraphy Demonstration 書初め
Beikoku Shodo Kenkyu-kai

12:00 pm: Aikido 合気道
Sanbukan

12:25 pm: Minyo & Odori 民謡と踊り
Japanese folk music and dance / Matsutoyo-kai

1:10 pm: Shorinji Kempo 少林寺拳法
Shorinji Kempo Bay Branch

1:30 pm: Kimono Fashion Show 着物ファッションショー
LA Kimono Club

1:50 pm: Kendo Dojo 剣道
LA Kendo Dojo

2:15 pm: Japanese Traditional Dance 日本舞踊
Arranged by LA Kimono Club

2:30 pm: Mochi-maki #2 もちまき
JCCSC Officers/Directros

2:35pm: Kashima Shinryu 鹿島神流
Kashima Shinryu

2:50 pm: Harajuku Fashion Team 原宿ファッションチーム
Fickle Wish

3:00 pm: Kendama Performance けん玉
Team Jungle

3:15 pm: Awa Odori Dance 阿波踊り
Awa Tokushima Ren

3:35 pm: Closing 閉会 MC

 

Matsutoyo-kai performs at Japanese Village Plaza as part of New Year Celebration sponsored by Japanese Chamber of Commerce. (Jan. 01, 2017 photo by Cultural News)

Japanese Village Plaza

Between First & Second Streets near Central Avenue

12:30 pm: Kick-off Taiko Drums 太鼓演奏
Los Angeles Taiko Center

12:40 pm: Opening Ceremony with Greeting 開会式

12:55 pm: Mochi-maki #1もちまき
Nisei Week Queen & Court

1:00 pm: Taiko Drum & Lion Dance “Shishimai”  太鼓演奏と獅子舞
Los Angeles Taiko Center

1:20 pm: Kendama けん玉
Team Jungle

1:45 pm: Minyo & Odori 民謡と踊り
Japanese folk music and dance / Matsutoyo-kai

2:30 pm: Aikido 合気道
Sanbukan

3:10 pm: Kashima Shinryu 鹿島神流
Kashima Shinryu

3:20 pm: Harajuku Fashion Team 原宿ファッションチーム
Fickle Wish

3:40 pm: Awa Odori dance 阿波踊り
Awa Tokushima Ren

4:00 pm: Closing 閉会 MC

 

Kid’s Corner, sponsored by Japanese Chamber of Commerce. (Jan. 01, 2017 Cultural News Photo)

Frances Hashimoto Plaza / Kid’s Corner

Across the street from the Japanese Village Plaza’s south entrance on Second Street

11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Japanese children’s books and toys
Ton Ton paper sumo wrestling (Origami Sumo Tournament)
Fukuwarai
Anime booth
Kendama Performance
Cotton Candy

Japanese games: Ring Toss, Tic Tac Toe, Kendama, Otedama

 

 

 

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