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2012 calendar of historical Little Tokyo photos on sale

The Little Tokyo Historical Society in Los Angeles has announced the sale of a 2012 calendar, with the theme “Growing Up in Little Tokyo”. The Little Tokyo Historical Society is comprised of volunteers, who have spent the last five years documenting and verifying history of locales, sites, and buildings, as well as preserving and...
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Iconic Little Tokyo hotel sold to Swiss financial company

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In October 2011, Kyoto Grand Hotel in Little Tokyo was purchased by UBS Realty, a division of the Swiss financial service company, for $45 million. UBS plans to run the hotel under the Doubletree by Hilton name. The hotel will be managed by Rim Hospitality of Newport Beach, a firm that also manages the...
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New Year’s Day: Esoteric Buddhists to offer the first fire, Jan 1

New Year’s Day: Esoteric Buddhists to offer the first fire, Jan 1

The first day of the year is considered one of the most important days in many Asian countries. Visiting a Buddhist temple or Shinto shrine to offer a prayer on New Year’s Day is called Hatsu-Mode (first offering) in Japanese. In the Esoteric tradition of Buddhism, Goma (fire ritual) is an important rite to...
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Kinokuniya Bookstore to host author event with Setsuko Broderick signing “Japanese Traditions” Jan 1, 1-2:30 PM

Kinokuniya Bookstore to host author event with Setsuko Broderick signing “Japanese Traditions” Jan 1, 1-2:30 PM

Kinokuniya Bookstore in Little Tokyo will be hosting an author event with Setsuko Broderick signing “Japanese Traditions: Rice Cake, Cherry Blossoms and Matsuri: A Year of Seasonal Japanese Festivities” on Saturday, January 1 from 1 – 2:30 pm. While the text includes factual information about customs, food, games, festivals, and other cultural topics, the...
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2010 / The Architecture and Art of Hayahiko Takase, Little Tokyo landmark designer, Sept 30 – Oct 10

Hayahiko Takase Portrait

Cultural News 2010 September   An exhibition to share the lifework of an architect and artist who successfully bridges the space between Japan and America The Little Tokyo Historical Society will present an exhibition of Hayahiko Takase, architect of many of the iconic buildings in Little Tokyo from Sept 30 – Oct 10 at...
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Lani Kume Nishiyama selected Nisei Week Queen

Lani Kume Nishiyama selected Nisei Week Queen

Cultural News, 2010 September Issue Lani Kume Nishiyama, acting school student and representing the West Los Angeles Japanese American Citizens League and the Venice Japanese Community Center, was selected as the 70th Nisei Week Queen on Aug. 14 at the Nisei Week Coronation held at the Aratani/Japan America Theatre in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles...
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Tanabata Festival to open in Little Tokyo, Aug 13-16

Tanabata Festival to open in Little Tokyo, Aug 13-16

The 2nd Annual Los Angeles Tanabata Festival (the Star Festival) will be held from August 13 – 16 at the open space of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) on First Street and Central Avenue in Little Tokyo to coincide with the Nisei Week Japanese Festival. Last year’s event involved 240 colorful Tanabata Kazari...
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Hiroshima-Nagasaki Atomic-bomb victims memorial in Little Tokyo, Aug 1

The 65the Commemorative Service of Hiroshima-Nagasaki A-Bomb Victimes will be held on August 1, from 2:00pm – 3:00pm at Koyasan Buddhist Temple, 342 East First Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012, (213) 624-1267. www.koyasanbetsuin.org The annual service is held to remember the victims who died and to support those who survived the atomic bomb blasts...
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Japanese American interfaith group to commemorate Hiroshima-Nagasaki atomic bombing, Aug 6

An interfaith service to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki nuclear holocausts will be held in Little Tokyo on Friday, August 6th, beginning at 12:00 noon. Sponsored by the Nikkei Interfaith Group, the service will bring together clergy from the Buddhist, Christian and Shinto faith traditions who serve Japanese American congregations...
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