Friday, July 27, 2018

Little Tokyo Love This Weekend

Little Tokyo has a lot going on this weekend.

Asano Taiko U.S.
Sunday, July 29, 2018 at 3:30PM
Aratani Theatre
244 S. San Pedro Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
$30 - Orchestra / Balcony
Service Fee applicable
Asano Taiko U.S. and Los Angeles Taiko Institute celebrate five years with this one-time concert featuring California taiko groups and guest artists from Japan. Performances by Grand Master Seiichi Tanaka from San Francisco Taiko Dojo, TAIKOPROJECT, Ken Koshio, Kinnara Taiko, Kishin Taiko, Makoto Taiko, LATI Students, UnitOne, with guest artists from Japan, Yoshikazu Fujimoto, Yoko Fujimoto, and Yosuke.

Little Tokyo Garden Concerts:
Sunday, July 29, 2018 at 6:00PM
James Irvine Japanese Garden
244 S. San Pedro Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Dublab DJ Daedelus during first hour and between live sets.
$18* (limited) presale / $20* regular price 
This event is 21+ over.

OBON Festival
July 28-29, 1:00pm – 9:00pm
Higashi Honganji Buddhist Temple
505 East Third Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Parking will be available at the Mangrove Lot at 428 E. Temple St.(Alameda/1st st/Temple St).  Free shuttle service will be available from the parking lot to Higashi Honganji from 11:00am to 10:00pm.  Validation to park at the Medical Building on 3rd & San Pedro will not be available this year.

Obon is a time to remind us of how much our parents and grandparents, our ancestors, have done to make our lives happy.  It is an opportunity to rejoice in the life that we enjoy, to express gratitude for all of the conditions, both past and present, that help to sustain our lives, and a time to reflect on the wishes our predecessors have for us.  The festival features food, games, farmers market, flower market, tea ceremony demonstrations, traditional Bon Odori Dancing, and various types of entertainment.