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2018 Japanese New Year's Oshogatsu Festival in Little Tokyo (3 Locations) Live Entertainment, Food Booths, Taiko, Mochi Making.. [See Schedule]

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Date: Monday, 1 January, 2018       Time: 10:50 am - 4:00 pm
This Event is 1 Day.
Weller Court (Downtown LA, Little Tokyo)
123 Astronaut E S Onizuka St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Phone: (213) 617-3696

Kick off the new years in Little Tokyo. The Annual Japanese New Year's Oshogatsu Festival held at downtown Weller Court Shopping Center and Japanese Village Plaza. Japanese art and entertainment will be center stage. The Japanese New Years or "Oshogatsu" is one of the most important celebration for the Japanese.

Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Southern California is hosting Oshogatsu (New Year) Event at Little Tokyo, Los Angeles.

**Volunteers Wanted, Please Help: Fill out Form

Date (See Below for Time Schedule) - JUST UPDATED!
January 1, 2018 - New Years Day

Times
10:50 am - 4:00 pm

Map of Locations, Parking - Click for Information
Free Parking & Shuttle Service Provided by Metro.

Three Different Stage Downtown Los Angeles Locations
1) Weller Court Schedule

10:50 am - 11:30 am: Opening Ceremonies - Weller Court (Stage Performance: Japanese Taiko Drumming, Japanese Traditional Dance, Kendo, Food booths, Mochi Making, Beer Booth, etc.)

2) Japanese Village Schedule
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Japanese Village Plaza Program (Stage performance (Japanese Taiko Drumming, Japanese Traditional Dance, Kendo, Mochi Making, etc.)

3) Frances Hashimoto Plaza (near Japanese Plaza)
11:00 am - 3:30 pm (Arts, Crafts and Games for children and much more!)

Performances
Taiko Drums
Martial Arts performance
Sake Breaking ceremony
Lion Dances
Folk Music and Dance
Japanese Calligraphy
Mochi pounding
Booths: Kite making & Origami teaching
Japanese Food booths

Three Locations in Little Tokyo
1) Weller Court Shopping Center
2) Japanese Village Plaza
3) Frances Hashimoto Plaza (near Japanese Plaza)

Schedule by 3 Locations - Click for PDF Schedule
1) Weller Court - Second Street & San Pedro Street
Food and Beverage: Amazake, Beer, Popcorn, Mochitsuki, Yakisoba, Taiyaki, Okonomiyaki by Gaja,
Yakiimo, Takoyaki by Tanota, Oshiruko by Ryugakusei Hotline, Karaage by Tenkatori USA

10:50 am: Kick-off Taiko Drums, Los Angeles Taiko Center
11:00 am: Opening Ceremony with Greetings, and Sake Barrel Breaking, LAPD Helicopter Flyover
11:15 am: Taiko Drum Performance, Los Angeles Taiko Center
11:25 am: Lion Dance “Shishimai”, Los Angeles Taiko Center
11:35 am: Mochi-maki #1,   Nisei Week Queen & Court
11:40 pm: Calligraphy Demonstration, Beikoku Shodo Kenkyu-kai
12:00 pm: Aikido, Sanbukan
12:25 pm: Minyo & Odori, Japanese folk music and dance / Matsutoyo-kai
01:10 pm: Shorinji Kempo,Shorinji Kempo, South Bay Branch
01:30 pm: Kimono Fashion Show, LA Kimono Club
01:50 pm: Kendo Dojo, LA Kendo Dojo
02:15 pm: Japanese Traditional Dance, LA Kimono Club
02:30 pm: Mochi-maki #2, JCCSC Officers/Directors
02:35 pm: Kashima Shinryu, Kashima Shinryu
02:50 pm: Harajuku Fashion Team, Fickle Wish
03:00 pm: Kendama Performance, Team Jungle
03:15 pm: Awa Odori Dance, Awa Tokushima Ren
03:35 pm: Closing  MC

2) Japanese Village Plaza - Between First & Second Street near Central Avenue
12:30 pm: Kick-off Taiko Drums, Los Angeles Taiko Center
12:40 pm: Opening Ceremony with Greetings
12:55 pm: Mochi-maki #1, Nisei Week Queen & Court
01:00 pm: Taiko Drum & Lion Dance “Shishimai”, Los Angeles Taiko Center
01:20 pm: Kendama, Team Jungle
01:45 pm: Minyo & Odori, Japanese folk music and dance / Matsutoyo-kai
02:30 pm: Aikido, Sanbukan
03:10 pm: Kashima Shinryu, Kashima Shinryu
03:20 pm: Harajuku Fashion Team, Fickle Wish
03:40 pm: Awa Odori Dance, Awa Tokushima Ren
04:00 pm: Closing, MC

3) Frances Hashimoto Plaza - Across the street from JVP’s, South entrance on 2nd St.
Kids’ Corner
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Experience the Japanese Oshogatsu (New Year) culture with children through traditional Japanese activities such as:
- Japanese children’s books & toys
- Ton Ton paper sumo wrestling (Origami Sumo Tournament)
- Fukuwarai
- Anime booth
- Kendama Performance
- Cotton Candy

Japanese games: Ring Toss, Tic Tac Toe, Kendama, Otedama

*All programs listed in this brochure may be subject to change without notice.

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Monday, 1 January, 2018

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