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2024 Kodomo no Hi (Children’s Day) Celebration Event (Kid Crafts, Food Vendors, Taiko..) - JACCC
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Date: Saturday, 4 May, 2024       Time: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Map of JACCC Plaza: Japanese American Cultural & Community Center (In Front of Bulding), 244 S. San Pedro Street

May 5th marks a special occasion in Japan as Kodomo no Hi, or Children’s Day, is celebrated throughout the country. JACCC embraces this holiday by presenting an exciting celebration that weaves together Japanese and Japanese American traditions into a fun-filled day event for children of all ages.

Immerse yourself in Japanese flavors, games, performances, and traditions, and make this an unforgettable experience for you and your family.

JACCC's Kodomo no Hi (Children's Day) Celebration is held in collaboration with Kizuna, the Little Tokyo Service Center's Terasaki Budokan, Faith-Ann Kiwa Young, co-mrkt, and Tanoshii Project as part of Go Little Tokyo's initiative to celebrate the 140th Anniversary of Little Tokyo. The Little Tokyo Service Center's Terasaki Budokan will have its annual Kibō Nobori Children’s Day Festival on the same day as JACCC's Celebration.

Event Date
May 4, 2024

Event Time
11:00 am - 4:00 pm


Isamu Noguchi Plaza, 244 S. San Pedro St., Los Angeles, CA 90012


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Kibō Nobori Children’s Day Festival


Saturday, May 4, 2024

11 am - 4 pm

Terasaki Budokan (249 S. Los Angeles St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Join us for the third annual Kibō Nobori Children’s Day Festival as we proudly celebrate the Japanese holiday Kodomo No Hi in Little Tokyo. "Kodomo No Hi" means "Children's Day" in Japan and is a day to celebrate and wish for health and good fortune for all children. In partnership with Faith-Ann Kiwa Young, co-mrkt, and Terasaki Budokan, it will be a fun-filled day with activities for the whole family! | @kibonobori



Previous Schedule


This year, JACCC will hold it’s Kodomo no Hi celebration on April 29th with the following activities, in addition to beverage/food vendors on the Plaza:

10:30 am: Rajio Taiso
10:30 am: Okayama-Kobo Workshop #1
10:30 am - 5:30 pm:  Beverage & Food Vendors
10:30 am - 5:30 pm:  James Irvine Japanese Garden
11:00 am - 4 pm:  Kids Craft Workshop
01:00 pm:  My Neighbor Totoro (English Dub)
02:30 pm:  Okayama-Kobo Workshop #2
03:00 pm:  Ukuleles 4 Little Tokyo
03:30 pm:  Irvine Cheerleaders
04:00 pm:  My Neighbor Totoro (English Subtitles)

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Beverage & Food Vendors
Enjoy an array of delicious beverages and food vendors including, Bananabelle Brown, Kuramoto Shavery, Lagu Cafe, Okayama-Kobo, Shake N' Teas, and Shake Ramen!

Enjoy Totoro-themed decorated sugar cookies by Bananabelle Brow and specialty kakigori (shaved ice) by Kuramoto Shavery. Lagu Cafe and Okayama-Kobo will offer yummy treats such as coffee, curry pan, and onigiri - made right in front of you by an onigiri machine. Shake N' Teas will provide good quality teas and boba with healthier, natural, and real ingredients. Shake Ramen will be available at the Isamu Noguchi Plaza serving up an innovative broth-less ramen with the choice of protein and fresh veggies that requires vigorous shaking prior to eating.

My Neighbor Totoro Screenings
Free screenings of My Neighbor Totoro, a 1988 Japanese animated fantasy film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki and animated by Studio Ghibli, will be played at the Aratani Theatre. The “English Language Dub” will be played at 1 pm while the “Japanese Language with English Subtitles” will be played at 4 pm. While the screenings are free, RSVP is required.

RSVP for 1 pm or 4 pm

Kids Craft Workshop
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join us for a Kids Craft Workshop in the Noguchi Plaza. Children can enjoy traditional Japanese activities like making kabuto (warrior's helmet) with old newspapers, which can be traced back to the Kamakura Period. Along with the 300 huge paper koinobori across the Noguchi Plaza, children can make a small koinobori with colored paper and straw.

Ukeleles 4 Little Tokyo
3:00 pm

Chester from Ukeleles 4 Little Tokyo will sing traditional Japanese children's songs with Japanese and English lyrics. People of all ages are encouraged to come and sing along.

Rajio Taiso
10:30 am
Let’s start the day with Rajio Taiso! A national warm-up exercise in Japan, also known as radio calisthenics, Rajio Taiso promotes good health and socialization. Join us on stage for a quick 2-minute body warm-up to get ready for the day.

Okayama-Kobo Workshop
10:30 am & 2:30 pm

Join us for a fun family workshop at the Toshizo Watanabe Culinary Cultural Center. The workshop will be led by a special instructor - children and parents will learn how to decorate three (3) “emoji” faces on adorable fresh baked goods by Okayama-Kobo. This is an all-inclusive workshop that includes supplies, bread, and a take-home box. All children 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Fruit drinks, hot tea, and water will be provided.

There will be two class sessions to choose from: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm or 2:30 - 4 pm. A standard $40 kit contains: one coppe sausage roll, 1 coppe, and 1 custard bear.



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Saturday, 4 May, 2024

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