Posts Tagged ‘ Little Tokyo ’

2017 / Japanese folklore “Namahage” to appear at Little Tokyo, Jan. 1

Namahage in traditional Japanese folklore is a demonlike being, portrayed by men wearing hefty ogre mask and straw capes during a New Year’s ritual of Akita prefecture. Namahage L.A. (photo in left) was founded by Jimmy Pearly Staley and Robin Lynn in Los Angeles. After Jimmy’s grandmother Akiko passed away, he felt a great...
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2015 / Nisei Week / Cultural showcase at Community Center, Aug 15-16

JACCC

The Japanese American Cultural and Community Center celebrates the 2015Nisei Week Japanese Festival with Taiko, Japanese classical folk dancers, martial arts, musical performances and DJ’s throughout the day. Exhibitions will include Japanese prefectural displays as well as artisans skilled in Ikebana, Bonsai, Japanese Dolls, Calligraphy, and Tea Ceremony. The JACCC’s cultural exhibitions will be...
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2015 / Little Tokyo to celebrate Buddha’s birth, April 12

 “Hanamatsuri” – the Commemorative Service of Buddha’s Birth – Gathering of Traditional Japanese Buddhist Temples Sunday, April 12, 1:00 pm Koyasan Buddhist Temple, Little Tokyo Los Angeles Buddhist Temple Federation, consists of seven local temples, observes the annual special service called “Hanamatsuri” to celebrate the Buddha’s birth on Sunday, April 12 at 1:00 pm...
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2015 / Little Tokyo welcomes visitors for cerebrating New Year in Japanese-style, Jan 4

2015 JANM Oshogastu Fest

Japanese American Cultural and Community Center 244  South San Pedro Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 To celebrate the new year, the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center in Los Angeles presents its annual Oshogatsu festivities with its signature New Year program “Kotohajime” or The First Performance of the New Year on Sunday, January 4,...
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2015 / Koyasan Buddhist Temple receiving visitors for praying, Jan.1 -3

Koyasan Buddhist Temple New Year's Day

On New Year’s Day in Japan, it is still a ritual that people visit a Buddhist temple or Shinto shrine to offer a prayer. Here in Los Angeles, Koyasan Buddhist Temple in Little Tokyo receives several thousand visitors during three-day-period for many years. Koyasan Temple holds Goma fire ritual ceremony on the New Year’s...
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2015 / Japanese Chamber of Commerce to showcase annual New Year’s celebration in Little Tokyo

In order to introduce Japanese way of celebrating the New Year of 2015 to the people of Southern California, “Oshogatsu in Little Tokyo” will take place on Jan. 1, 2015 in Little Tokyo’s Weller Court, Japanese Village Plaza and the Francis Hashimoto Plaza from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Admission free. The event will...
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2015 / Mini-Shinto shrine to be set up in Little Tokyo, Jan. 1

Shusse Inari Jinja Little Tokyo

In conjunction with the Japanese-style New Year’s celebration event “Oshogatsu in Little Tokyo” by the Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Southern California, Shusse Inari Jinja Shinto shrine from Izumo region of Shimane prefecture will set up a mini Jinja shrine on the Weller Street on January 1, 2015, from 11:15 a.m. through 4:00 p.m....
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2014 / Museum’s volunteers to host 50+ craft and gift vendors in Little Tokyo, Oct. 5

JANM Kokoro Craft Boutique

Forwarded for “Friends of the Museum” of the Japanese American National Museum On Sunday, Oct. 5, “Friends of the Museum” will host the 6th Annual Kokoro Craft Boutique at the Japanese American National Museum from 10 am to 4 pm. Don’t miss this free showcase and sale of distinctive artisan-quality times. There will be...
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2014 / Japanese Language Summer Camp for Teens in Little Tokyo, July 21-25

The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles, presents “Summer Camp for Teens: Discover Little Tokyo” for learning Japanese language from July 21–25 2014. The classes will be held from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm every day of the week of July 21-25 at the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center, 244 South San Pedro Street, CA...
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