2022 / Japanese Chamber of Commerce presents 2022 A Japanese New Year Celebration in Little Tokyo


Friday, December 31, 2021, 12:00pm -7:00pm
12:00pm – Creg Hignight (DJ: Tune in Tokyo)
2:00pm – Stephanie Yanez (Singer)
2:30pm – Cosplay Contest
3:00pm – Kohaku Uta Gassen
5:00pm – Performances: Madoka (Singer), Garrett Mendez (Stand Up Comedy), MiruDaru (Singer), Asayoru Maid Cafe (Singer), CIRII (DJ)

Friday, December 31, 2021
Aratani Theatre
12:00pm – Weathering with You (English subtitles)
3:00pm – Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train (English subtitles)
Tickets: $13.50 in advance / $15 at door  For more information, visit https://www.jpexpousa.com  This program is presented by Japan Expo Foundation.

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Saturday, January 1, 2022
10:45am – Kick-off Taiko Drums
11:00am – Opening Ceremony with Greetings and Sake Barrel Breaking
11:20am – Taiko Drum Performance
11:35am – Lion Dance “Shishimai”
11:50am – Mochi-maki #1
12:00pm – Calligraphy Demonstartion
12:30pm – Aikido
1:00pm – MInyo & Odori
2:00pm – Osaka Kawachiondo Bon Dancing
2:30pm – Mochi-maki #2
2:40pm – Kimono Fashion Show
3:10pm – Awa Odori Dance
3:30pm – Closing

Food Booth: Ramen, Karaage, Yakitori, Curry, Yakisoba, Sweets, Tea, etc
Sake Booth: Beer, Sake, Shochu, etc

Saturday, January 1, 2022
Japanese Village Plaza
12:30pm – Kick-off Taiko Drums
12:45pm – Opening Ceremony with Greetings
1:00pm – Mochi-maki #1
1:15pm – Taiko Drum Performance & Lion Dance “Shishimai”
2:00pm – Minyo & Odori
2:50pm – Aikido
3:30pm – Osaka Kawachiondo Bon Dancing
4:00pm – Closing

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Shinto Shrine of Shusse Inari in America at JACCC Plaza
Friday, December 31, 2021
12noon — Shrine booth opens
3:00 pm — Toshikoshi-no-Ōharae & Joya-sai
4:00 pm — Shrine booth closes

Saturday, January 1, 2022
10:30 am — Saitan-sai (New Year’s Day matsuri)
After Saitan-sai (approx 11am) — Hatsumōde (First Shrine Visit)
12:30 pm — Tsukinami-sai (Monthly matsuri)
2:30 pm — Shrine booth closes

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Oshogatsu in Little Tokyo 2022
Japanese New Year’s and New Year’s Eve
Celebration in Little Tokyo

December 31, 2021 (Friday) 12PM -7PM
JACCC Plaza, 244 S San Pedro Street

January 1, 2022 (Saturday) 10AM – 4PM
JACCC Plaza, 244 S San Pedro Street
Japanese Village Plaza, 335 E 2nd Street

Hosted by Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Southern California / Japanese Chamber of Commerce Foundation  
Supported by Japanese American Cultural and Community Center

Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Southern California hosts the annual “Japanese New Year’s Celebration in Little Tokyo” on Friday, December 31, 2021 and Saturday, January 1, 2022.

With 2021 being a virtual event due to COVID, it has been 2 years since it was last held in Little Tokyo. Now in its 24th year, this event has increased visitors yearly and now has become an important event for New Year’s Los Angeles.

Japanese American Cultural & Community Center (JACCC) Plaza, the main location, will be filled with food and drink booths such as yakisoba, ramen, yakitori, fried chicken, curry, mochi, amazake, beer, shochu, and chuhais.

There will also be a shrine, kimono and booths with goods to be sold. On the stage, there will be taiko, mochi throwing, calligraphy, dance and martial arts performance fit for the new year.

Additionally, for the first time ever there will be a New Year’s Eve event on the day before.

Aside from the food booths, there will also be anime goods sold and entertainment such as cosplay shows and DJ performances in collaboration with “Anime Wonderland,” an anime screening event at the Aratani Theatre on the same day (admission for viewing of the animation is required).

This year, “Japanese New Year’s Celebration in Little Tokyo” will be supported by Japanese American Cultural & Community Center and will be moved to JACCC Plaza from Weller Court.

For more information, visit the official website at LAJapan.com or contact Japanese Chamber of Commerce at office@jccsc.com