2024/01/01: Japanese Chamber of Commerce presents Japanese New Year celebration, OSHOGATSU in Little Tokyo, Monday, Jan. 1, 2024

Little Tokyo to celebrate New Year with Japanese programs, Monday, Jan. 1, 2024

Japanese New Year Celebration
Oshogatsu in Little Tokyo
Monday, January 1, 2024, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Weller Court & Japanese Village Plaza

Experience all the excitement of a traditional Japanese New Year with a full day of cultural events presented by the Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Southern California. Bring the whole family to enjoy an energetic day in Little Tokyo filled with live entertainment and cultural activities including mochitmaki, a kimono fashion show, shamisen show, Kempo and more!

Food Booths will include Mochi, Karaage, Yakisoba, Sweets, Tea, etc. Sake Booth will Beer, Sake, Shochu, etc.

Programs of Oshogatsu in Little Tokyo (PDF)

Weller Court Programs
Programs may be subject to change without notice

10:50 a.m. Kick-off Taiko Drums

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

11:15 a.m. Taiko Drum Performance

11:25 a.m. Lion Dance “Shishimai”

11:35 a.m. Mochi-maki #1

11:40 p.m. Calligraphy Demonstration

12:00 p.m. Aikido

12:25 p.m. Minyo & Odori

1:00 p.m. Shorinji Kempo

1:30 p.m. Kimono Contest

2:05 p.m. Kawachi Ondo & Dancing

2:30 p.m. Mochi-maki #2

2:45 p.m. Awa Odori Dance

3:30 p.m. Closing


Japanese Village Plaza Programs
Programs may be subject to change without notice

12:30 p.m. Kick-off Taiko Drums

12:40 p.m. Opening Ceremony with Greetings

12:55 p.m. Mochi-maki #1

1:00 p.m. Taiko Drum & Shishimai Performance

1:40 p.m. Minyo & Odori

2:15 p.m. Aikido

3:10 p.m. Kawachi Ondo & Dancing

3:50 p.m. Awa Odori Dance

4:10 p.m. Closing