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2024 - 25th Annual Japanese New Year's Oshogatsu Festival Event - Little Tokyo, Japantown (2 Locations: Jan 1, 2024) Entertainment Schedule!NEW

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Date: Monday, 1 January, 2024       Time: 10:50 am - 4:10 pm
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Weller Court (Downtown LA, Little Tokyo)
123 Astronaut E S Onizuka St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
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Map of Weller Court (Downtown LA, Little Tokyo), 123 Astronaut E S Onizuka St.

The Japanese Chamber of Commerce will again be hosting its annual tradition of bringing in the New Year on Monday, January 1, 2024 at Weller Court and the Japanese Village Plaza in Little Tokyo, Japantown. 

Japanese Chamber of Commerce to showcase the New Year Celebration Festival Event in Little Tokyo 2024!

Experience the Japanese way of celebrating the New Year of 2024 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!


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Festival Event Date
January 1, 2024

Festival Event Times
10:50 am - 4:00 pm

2 Locations for Little Tokyo New Years Events (Los Angeles)
1) Little Tokyo Weller Court: 10:50 am - 3:40 pm
2) Japanese Village Plaza, Little Tokyo: 12:30 am - 4:10 pm


Walking Maps to Find Both Stages

Walking Map from Weller Court Stage to Japanese Village Plaza Stage

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.

Official Program PDF

Little Tokyo New Years Program


New Years Schedule at Weller Court
(Main & Larger Location)

Monday January 1: 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-maki #1
11:40 pm: Calligraphy Demonstration
12:00 pm: Aikido
12:25 pm: Minyo & Odori
01:00 pm: Shorinji Kempo
01:30 pm: Kimono Contest
02:05 pm: Kawachi Ondo & Dancing
02:45 pm: Mochi-maki #2
02:50 pm: Awa Odori Dance
03:40 pm: Closing

Booths and Tables
1) Food booths - Yakisoba, kara-age chicken (2 booths), tako-yaki, amazake & oshiruko, sushi, curry rice, mochi, etc.
    a) Mochitsuki will also be done by the mochi booth.
2) Alcohol booth will be located in suite 101B.
3) Non-food booths have not been finalized but the following are the ones confirmed:
    a) Anime Jungle
    b) Sunny Seki Storytelling
    c) Little Tokyo Business Association / Metro
    d) Kaleo Marketing
    e) Shinto Shrine of Shusse Inari
4) Arts & Crafts tables:
    a) Kite Making
    b) Origami
    c) Pastel art (11:00 am to 1:00 pm only)


New Years Schedule at Japanese Village Plaza
(Smaller Location)

Monday January 1: Japanese Village Plaza
12:30 pm: Kick-off Taiko Drums
12:40 pm: Opening Ceremony with Greetings
12:55 pm: Mochi-maki #1
01:00 pm: Taiko Drum & Shishimai Performance
01:40 pm: Minyo & Odori
02:15 pm: Aikido
03:10 pm: Kawachi Ondo & Dancing
03:50 pm: Awa Odori Dance
04:10 pm: Closing


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