Kinokuniya Bookstore in Little Tokyo will be hosting an author event with Setsuko Broderick signing “Japanese Traditions: Rice Cake, Cherry Blossoms and Matsuri: A Year of Seasonal Japanese Festivities” on Saturday, January 1 from 1 – 2:30 pm.
While the text includes factual information about customs, food, games, festivals, and other cultural topics, the narrative is conversational.
Soft, appealing cartoon illustrations of cuddy, expressive cats dressed in traditional Japanese clothing are full of detail and humor. Each month is represented by full-page illustration, with the name of the month written in Japanese characters.
Kinokuniya Bookstore will also be having annual New Year’s magazine sale beginning at 11 am.
This is all in conjunction with other Weller Court New Year’s Day festivities.
Kinokuniya Bookstore is located at 123 Astronaut Ellison S. Onizuka Street, #205, Weller Court, Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, CA 90012. For information, call (213) 687-4480.