4/13: Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute and Grateful Crane Ensemble to present “Showa Alley by the Shokudo” on Saturday, April 13 from 4PM-10PM

Showa Alley by the Shokudo
Come experience a bit of Japan as the Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute (GVJCI) Breezeway is transformed into a yokocho!

Drawing inspiration from the post-war Showa ear, you’ll be immersed in the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of bustling Japanese alleyway brought to you to by the team behind the Shokudo series.

Saturday, April 13, 2024
4:00pm – 10:00pm
Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute (GVJCI) Outdoor Breezeway

​Benefiting the Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute & Grateful Crane Ensemble (GCE)
Parking: Onsite parking lot & street parking

Early Bird Ticket: $20.00 through March 13, 2024
General Admission Ticket: $30.00 March 14 – April 12, 2024

Ticket includes:
Entry to Showa Alley
1 featured Shokudo small bite
1 beverage
Entertainment
Gift

Additional food & beverage and merchandise available for purchase
Credit & Debit card purchases only
21+ only

Purchase Tickets

The Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute (GVJCI) is proud to present Showa Alley by the Shokudo with The Grateful Crane Ensemble. The Grateful Crane Ensemble has been a longtime community partner with a mission that pays tribute to the unique hardships and inspiring contributions of Japanese Americans in our country’s history and continues the traditions of our Japanese ancestry through educational and entertaining works of music and theater to the Nikkei and broader communities.

Come and experience a bit of Japan as the GVJCI breezeway is transformed into a yokocho! (Yokocho is Japanese for “alleyway,” but it has grown in meaning to refer to the narrow streets packed with izakayas, bars, and eateries tucked away in Japan’s busy streets.)

Drawing inspiration from Japan’s post-war Showa era, you’ll be immersed in the sights, smells, sounds and tastes of a bustling Japanese alleyway brought to you by the team behind The Shokudo series.

Proceeds  benefit the Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute and the Grateful Crane Ensemble.

Food & Beverage Partners
The Shokudo
Azay
Buttery Popcorn Co.

Entertainment
Yuujou Daiko
Emily Kazuchiye Imazumi 
Ryūkyūan/Okinawan Folk Music
The Cherry Blossomz
DJ: Andrew Takahashi

Merchandise Partners
Kawaii Craft Shop
Klaylie
NOSTALGIANA
Okeya Stationery Co.

Sponsors
Ozoni Level ($5,000) ​ Tomiye Sumner
Pakkai Level ($3,000) Sansei Legacy
Chili Rice Level ($1,000) ​ ​Sierra Madre Issei Memorial Foundation

In-Kind Donors
Kirin Ichiban
Bunkado
Crenshaw Lumber
Sanzo