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Terasaki Budokan, Los Angeles - Little Tokyo


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249 S. Los Angeles Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Map of Terasaki Budokan, Los Angeles - Little Tokyo, 249 S. Los Angeles Street , Los Angeles

Terasaki Budokan is a multi-purpose sports and community center located in the heart of Little Tokyo, Los Angeles. Named after Dr. Paul Terasaki, a renowned scientist and philanthropist, the facility was opened to provide a space for youth sports, community activities, and cultural events. The Budokan features a state-of-the-art gymnasium, which can be used for basketball, volleyball, martial arts, and other sports. Additionally, it offers meeting rooms, a rooftop garden, and a community courtyard.

The Budokan plays a crucial role in preserving and promoting Japanese American culture and heritage. It serves as a gathering place for the community, hosting events such as festivals, cultural workshops, and social gatherings. The center aims to foster a sense of community and provide opportunities for physical, cultural, and social enrichment for people of all ages.

A key aspect of the Terasaki Budokan is its focus on youth development and empowerment. The facility offers various programs and activities designed to engage young people in sports, education, and leadership development. By providing a safe and supportive environment, the Budokan helps nurture the next generation of leaders within the Japanese American community and beyond.

Furthermore, the Terasaki Budokan enhances the vibrancy of Little Tokyo, contributing to the neighborhood's cultural and economic vitality. It attracts visitors and residents alike, offering a venue for diverse events and activities that reflect the rich cultural tapestry of the area. The Budokan stands as a symbol of resilience and unity, celebrating the legacy and future of Japanese Americans in Los Angeles.



Phone: (213) 473-3030

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