2012 Tokyo musicians’ concert for cherry blossom centennial, Nov 2




20121012 Cherry Blossom Centennial HeaveneseThe planting of 24 cherry trees at the Grand Park in downtown Los Angeles on Nov. 2 will honor the 2012 Japan-U.S. Cherry Blossom Centennial.

In commemoration, the Consulate General of Japan in Los Angeles, the Los Angeles County / the Grand Park, and the Japan Foundation, Los Angeles will host a rededication ceremony and a 20 kimono-clad member R&B performance choreographed with a samurai sword fight.

Re-dedication Ceremony (Open to the public)

Date: Friday, Nov. 2

Time: 4 – 4:30 pm
Location: Grand Park Block 3, Flag Garden, 210 North Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012 (between Hill Street and North Broadway Ave)

A re-dedication ceremony will be held at the cherry tree grove in the Grand Park, Block 3 Flag Garden. The plaque highlighting the symbol of friendship between Japan and the United States will be revealed.

The ceremony includes the remarks by the County and City officials, policymakers, as well as the Consul General of Japan

Cherry Blossom Centennial Concert – A Touch of Tokyo –   (Free to the public)

Date: Friday, Nov. 2

Time: 4:45- 6 pm
Location: Grand Park Block 2 Performance Lawn, Performance Lawn, 210 North Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012 (between Grand Ave and Hill Street)

A fusion R&B Gospel group HEAVENESE from Tokyo will perform on stage. Actor/comedian Rome Kanda, known for his 2008 comedy reality show, “MAJIDE!? I Survived a Japanese Game Show” will be the MC.

Next to the stage at the Market Place, Japanese-fusion style food trucks will be offering sushi –rolls and other favorites.

To those interested in Japan, informational booths will provide official tourism information and Japanese language learning opportunities.

*Bring your blankets or chairs

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