Little Tokyo Business Association
Little Tokyo Business Improvement District
Little Tokyo: Not So Little Anymore
Join the thousands who come to Little Tokyo every day and experience Los Angeles' most unique dining, entertainment, Japanese culture and shopping. Nowhere else will the visitor find nearly 100 different places to eat, two top-rated hotels, world-class museums, eclectic shopping, newly developed housing, major banks, entertainment, churches, temples, and excellent professional services. In other words, Little Tokyo has it all. Visit us soon.oin the thousands who come to Little Tokyo every day and experience Los Angeles' most unique dining, entertainment, Japanese culture and shopping. Nowhere else will the visitor find nearly 100 different places to eat, two top-rated hotels, world-class museums, eclectic shopping, newly developed housing, major banks, entertainment, churches, temples, and excellent professional services. In other words, Little Tokyo has it all. Visit us soon.
Now thru Feb. 9, 2014
Marvels & Monsters: Unmasking Asian Images
in U.S. Comic, 1942-1986, Exhibition
1st & Central, Little Tokyo
Museum hours: Tue-Wed-Fri-Sat-Sun, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Thursdays 12 noon-8 p.m.
Closed Sundays and holidays
Hiroshima in Concert, "Spirit of the Season," at the JACCC Aratani Theatre, 244 S. San Pedro St., 7;30 p.m., featuring special guest artists Terry Steele and "Tex" Nakamura. For tickets call (213) 680-3700 or visit
Special Guests ~ Silent Auction
Top singers from our community will join in honoring Les Inafuku, Manzanar National Historic Site superintendent who is retiring in January.
Nishi Hongwanji Buddhist Church,815 E. 1st St., Little Tokyo. Presented by the Friends of Manzanar and the Manzanar Committee as a fundraiser to complete MNHS's Block 14 Project. Silent Auction 2 p.m. - Program 3 p.m.
For tickets, call (818) 203-2779, email firstname.lastname@example.org or order tickets online from friendsofmanzanar.org
A Christmas Concert of Hope
Global Filipino Foundation, Inc. and Friends present a concert to benefit the survivors of the Typhoon Haiyan and help rebuild the Philippines.
Aratani Theatre, 244 S. San Pedro St.
New Year's Day Celebration in Little Tokyo
Presented by the Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Southern California.
Kotohajime 2014: (Hatsu-Kagami) First Mirror
JACCC presents its signature New Year celebration.
Aratani/Japan America Theatre, 244 S,. San Pedro St.
For more information and tickets, visit jaccc.org
Whiskey in the Garden
Whiskey tasting and educational lecture by Chris Uhde, President of the So. Calif. Whiskey Club
James Irvine Japanese Garden
JACCC, 244 S. San Pedro St.
7 p.m. - Light refreshments by Far Bar
7:30 p.m. - Tasting begins
CONGRATULATIONS, FAR BAR!
VOTED LOS ANGELES' NO. 1 BAR BY L.A. WEEKLY
L.A. Weekly magazine released it's list of Top Ten Bars, and Little Tokyo's own Far Bar is at the top. According to LAW, "Far Bar's dynamic setting and talented bartenders make it the best of the bunch. The main bar offers 400 different types of whiskeys--some of which aren't otherwise available in the U.S. In the back of the bar is a smaller room with TV screens and 37 beers on tap. (In addition) to the extensive booze list are their delicious wasabi fries. But perhaps what most sets Far Bar apart? The service. Hospitable doesn't even begin to describe it."
347 E. 1st Street
Behind the bustling crowds and neatly arranged rows of restaurants, shops, offices, and residences is a colorful history that has shaped Little Tokyo since the late 1800s. For nearly 150 years, this hearty community has survived everything from world wars to a roller coaster economy to emerge as one of Southern California's most popular cultural communities. Learn how it all began.. Read the full story.
In the 1960s, buses on electric rails carried folks to and from Little Tokyo. This one is heading west on 1st St. and Central Ave.
Then and Now: Playing a Key Role in L.A.'s History
Come and have your photo taken with the original ...and, as far as we know, the only...Shogun Santa. He can be found at Japanese Village Plaza on Saturdays, Dec. 14 and 21, and Sundays at Weller Court, Dec. 15 and 22.
With his favorite elf, J.T., Shogun Santa brings holiday cheer to Little Tokyo.