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2024 - 25th Annual Japanese New Year's Oshogatsu Festival Event - Little Tokyo (2 Locations - Jan 1st, 2023) Entertainment - Updated Schedule!
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Date: Monday, 1 January, 2024       Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Weller Court (Downtown LA, Little Tokyo)
123 Astronaut E S Onizuka St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 617-3696

Map of Weller Court (Downtown LA, Little Tokyo), 123 Astronaut E S Onizuka St.

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Japanese Chamber of Commerce to showcase the New Year Celebration Festival Event in Little Tokyo 2023!

Experience the Japanese way of celebrating the New Year of 2023 in the heart of Southern California on January 1st. From entertainment, food, children’s cultural activities, and a sake fest, it is one of the most exciting events to take place in the Japanese community.

Oshogatsu in Little Tokyo will take place in Little Tokyo’s Weller Court and Japanese Village Plaza from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. The event will feature traditional Japanese food, entertainment and cultural activities such as mochi making, a kimono fashion show, shamisen show, Kompo, and the list goes on!

The New Year celebration is organized by both JCCSC and JCCF. With the support from the Consul General of Japan, the Nisei Week court and various community members, we are very excited to introduce Japanese New Year and its traditions to the people of Southern California!

Volunteer Needed
If you are available the day, please help and support the event. If you know any students, who are looking for community service hours, we can also sign off on their paperwork.
Email ; [email protected] / TEL 213-626-3062

Festival Event Date
January 1, 2024

Festival Event Times
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

2 Different Locations for Little Tokyo Events
1) Little Tokyo Weller Court 
2) Japanese Village Schedule, Little Tokyo

Walking Maps to Find Both Stages
Walking Map from Weller Court Stage to Japanese Village Stage

2023 Oshogatsu in Little Tokyo Program Booklet
The performance and booth contents may change due to the continuing pandemic situation and unforeseen circumstances.

Official Booklet with Schedule & Map

New Years Tips
Expect it to be crowded in the Little Tokyo area.
Parking (Lots) can be found all around Little Tokyo
Weller Court should have food booths.
Japanese Village has food areas.

New Years Schedule at Weller Court
10:50 am: Kick-off Taiko Drums
11:00 am: Opening Ceremony with Greetings and Sake Barrel Breaking LAPD Helicopter flyover
11:15 am: Taiko Drum Performance
11:25 am: Lion Dance "Shishimai"
11:35 am: Mochi Making #1
11:40 am: Caligraphy Demonstration
12:00 pm: Aikido
12:25 pm: Minyo & Odori
01:00 pm: Shorinji Kempo
01:30 pm: Kimono Contest & Fashion Show
01:55 PM: Kendo Dojo
02:25 pm: Kawachi Ondo & Dancing
03:00 pm: Mochi-maki #2
03:40 pm: Closing

New Years Schedule at Japanese Village Plaza
12:30 pm: Kick-off Taiko Drums
12:40 pm: Opening Ceremony with Greetings
12:55 pm: Moci Making #1
01:00 pm: Taiko Drum & "Shishimai" Performance
11:40 am: Caligraphy Demonstration
01:40 pm: Minyo & Odori
02:15 pm: Aikido
01:00 pm: Shorinji Kempo
03:10 pm: Kawachi Ondo & Dancing
03:50 pm: Awa Odori Dance
04:10 pm: Closing

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Festival Event Title
2023 - 24th Annual Japanese New Year's Oshogatsu Festival Event - Little Tokyo (2 Locations - Jan 1st, 2023) Entertainment




** Previous Years Schedule **

FRIDAY 2 AREAS: JACCC Plaza & Aratani Theatre

1) JACCC Plaza, 244 S. San Pedro St., Los Angeles, CA 90012
2) Aratani Theatre, 244 S. San Pedro St., Los Angeles, CA 90012

Friday December 31, 2021: JACCC Plaza: 12:00 am - 7:00 pm

12:00 pm Greg Hignight (DJ: Tune in Tokyo)
02:00 pm Stephanie Yanez (Singer)
02:30 pm Cosplay Contest
03:00 pm Khaku Uta Gassen
05:00 pm Performances
* Madoka (Singer)
* Garrett Mendez (Stand Up Comedy)
* MiruDaru (Singer)
* Asayoru Maid Cafe (Singer) EXPO

Friday December 31, 2021: Aratani Theatre (Next to JACCC)

12:00 pm Weathering with You (English Subtitles)
03:30 pm Demon Slayer-Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train (English Subtitles)

Price: $13.50 (in advance) / $15.00 (at door) $35.00 (VIP)
Details: WWW.JPEXPOUSA.COM Presented By: Japan Expo Foundation


SATURDAY 2 LOCATIONS: JACCC Plaza & Japanese Village Plaza
1) JACCC Plaza 244 S. San Pedro St., Los Angeles, CA 90012
2) Japanese Village Plaza, 335 E. 2ND St., Los Angeles, CA 90012

Saturday January 1 JACCC Plaza: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

10:45 am Kick-off Taiko Drums
11:00 am Opening Ceremony with Greetings and Sake Barrel Breaking
11:20 am Taiko Drum Performance
11:35 am Lion Dance "Shishimai"
11:50 am Mochi-maki
12:00 pm Calligraphy Demonstration
12:30 pm Aikido
01:00 pm Minyo & Odori
02:00 pm Osaka Kawachiondo Bon Dancing
02:30 pm Mochi-making
02:40 pm Kimono Fashion Show
03:10 pm Awa Odori Dance
03:30 pm Closing

Saturday January 1: Japanese Village Plaza: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

12:30 pm Kick-off Taiko Drums
12:45 pm Opening Ceremony with Greetings
01:00 pm Mochi-making
01:15 pm Taiko Drum Performance & Lion Dance "Shishimai"
02:00 pm Minyo & Odori
02:50 pm Aikido
03:30 pm Osaka Kawachiondo Bon Dancing
04:00 pm Closing

Food Booth: Ramen, Karaage, Yakitori, Curry, Yakisoba, Sweets, Tea etc
Sake Booth: Beer, Sake, Shochu, etc
All programs listed in this brochure may be subject to change without notice.


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