2019 / Japanese New Year Celebration in Little Tokyo, Jan. 01

Presenters:
Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Southern California
Japanese Chamber of Commerce Foundation

Event:
2019 Japanese New Year Celebration in Little Tokyo

Tuesday, January 1, 2019
10:50 am – 4:00 pm

Weller Court: 123 Astronaut E. S. Onizuka Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Japanese Village Plaza: 335 E 2nd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Free parking and Shuttle Service
Free parking is available at Mangrove Parking Lot, 428 E Temple Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012, from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Every 15 minutes, shuttle buses run between Mangrove Parking, Weller Court, and Frances Hashimoto Plaza + Japanese Village Plaza

Weller Court Program
Second Street & San Pedro Street

10:50 a.m. Kick-off Taiko Drums
Los Angeles Taiko Center

11:00 a.m. Opening Ceremony with Greetings and Sake Barrel Breaking
LAPD Helicopter Flyover

11:15 a.m. Taiko Drum Performance
Los Angeles Taiko Center

11:25 a.m. Lion Dance “Shishimai”
Los Angeles Taiko Center

11:35 a.m. Mochi-maki #1
Nisei Week Queen & Court

11:40 p.m. Calligraphy Demonstration
Beikoku Shodo Kenkyu-kai

12:00 p.m. Aikido
Sanbukan

12:25 p.m. Minyo & Odori
Japanese folk music and dance / Matsutoyo-kai

1:10 p.m. Shorinji Kempo
Shorinji Kempo, South Bay Dojo

1:30 p.m. Kimono Show
LA Kimono Club

1:50 p.m. Kendo Dojo
LA Kendo Dojo

2:15 p.m. Kimono Fashion Show
LA Kimono Club

2:30 p.m. Mochi-maki #2
JCCSC Officers/Directors

2:45 p.m. Kendama Performance
Team Jungle

3:00 p.m. Awa Odori Dance
Awa Tokushima Ren

3:20 p.m. Closing MC

 *All programs are subjects to change without notice

 Food Booth on Anizuka Street
Amazake, Beer, Curry by Go Go Curry, Mochitsuki, Yakisoba, Okonomiyaki by Gaja, Takoyaki by Tanota, Oshiruko, Karaage by Tenkatori USA

Japanese Village Plaza Program
Between First & Second Streets near Central Avenue

12:30 p.m. Kick-off Taiko Drums
Los Angeles Taiko Center

12:40 p.m. Opening Ceremony with Greetings

12:55 p.m. Mochi-maki #1
Nisei Week Queen & Court

1:00 p.m. Taiko Drum & Lion Dance “Shishimai”
Los Angeles Taiko Center

1:30 p.m. Kendama
Team Jungle

1:50 p.m. Minyo & Odori
Japanese folk music and dance /Matsutoyo-kai

2:30 p.m. Aikido
Sanbukan

3:30 p.m. Awa Odori Dance
Awa Tokushima Ren

4:00 p.m. Closing MC

New Year’s Day Service at Temples of Los Angeles Buddhist Church Federation

Higashi Honganji Buddhist Temple, 505  E 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013, New Year’s Day Service, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Jodoshu North America Buddhist Missions. 442 E 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA  90013, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Koyasan Buddhist Temple, 342 E 1st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Nishi Hongwanji Buddhist Temple, 815 E 1st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Nichiren Buddhist Temple, 2801 E 4th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90033, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Zenshuji Soto Mission, 123 S Hewitt Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012