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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.

Ongoing - Daily Monday to Friday 
Morning Meditation 
6:20-7 a.m. at Zenshuji Soto Temple, 123 S. Hewitt St., Little Tokyo.  Everyone is welcome. By donation. For more information, visit www.zenshuji.org.

Now thru Sept. 14
Perseverance: Japanese Tattoo Tradition in a Modern World, a groundbreaking photographic exhibition. Japanese American National Museum, 1st St. & Central Ave.
Museum hours: Tue-Wed-Fri-Sat-Sun, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursdays 12 noon-8 p.m. Closed Sundays and holidays.

Now thru Sept. 14
Dodgers - Brotherhood of the Gamean exhibit inspired by the players who forever changed the national pasttime--from Jackie Robinson to Hideo Nomo. Japanese American National Museum, 1st St. & Central Ave. 
Museum hours: Tue-Wed-Fri-Sat-sun, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursdays 12 noon-8 p.m. Closed Sun.

July 5-13
Anime Exhibition. Doizaki Gallery, JACCC, 244 S. San Pedro St., Little Tokyo. Gallery hours: Tuesday thru Friday, 12 noon-4 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Closed Mondays and holidays.

July 19 & 20 (Saturday & Sunday)
Taiko Nation, concert series presented as part of the 2014 World Taiko Gathering, at the Aratani Theatre, JACCC, 244 S. San Pedro St., featuring the world's top taiko performers from Europe, South America, Japan, Australia, and the United States.  
July 19 - 8 p.m. performance
July 20 - 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. performances
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 130 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.
A Key Role in L.A.'s History
Congratulations, Far Bar!
Voted Number 1 Bar in Los Angeles 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."  For more information.
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It's Festival Season in Little Tokyo!
Obon Festival & Carnival
July 12 & July 13
Saturday & Sunday 11 am - 8 pm
Zenshuji Soto Mission
123 S. Hewitt St.
Obon Festival 
July 12 & July 13
Saturday & Sunday 3 pm - 9 pm
Nishi Hongwanji Buddhist Temple
815 E. 1st St.
Obon Festival
July 26 & July 27
Saturday & Sunday 12 noon - 9 pm
Higashi Honganji Buddhist Temple
505 E. 3rd St.
L.A. Tanabata Festival
Aug. 9 & Aug. 10
Saturday 11-9 & Sunday 11-5
Japanese American National Museum
100 N. Central Ave.
Nisei  Week Japanese Festival - Aug. 9-17
Full schedule