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.
March 8 thru Sept. 14, 2014
Perseverance: Japanese Tattoo Tradition in a Modern World, a groundbreaking photographic exhibition at the Japanese American National Museum, 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.
March 8 (Saturday)
Live Tattoo Demonstrations and Lecture at the Tateuchi Democracy Forum, Japanese American National Museum's Center for Democracy, 1st & Central, Little Tokyo, from 1-4:30 p.m. Featuring a tattoo model unveiling, artists Junko Junii Shimada, Chris Horishiki Brand, Jill Horiyuki Halpin, and Chaz Bojorquez. Click here for more information.
March 8 (Saturday) - Tierra Live in Concert at the Aratani Theatre, 244 S. San Pedro St., 7:30 p.m.
March 8 & 9 (Saturday & Sunday)
Bamboo & Petals flower arrangement show featuring Ikenobo, Sogetsu, and Ohara-Ryu artistry. Organized in memory of the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake victims. George J. Doizaki Gallery, Japanese American Cultural and Community Center, 244 S. San Pedro St., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free admission. Reception and ikebana demonstration Saturday, March 8, 1-3 p.m.
March 12 (Wednesday)
Repertory Dance Theatre presents LEGACY: Homage to Michio Ito, performing works in tribute to choreographers who, like Ito, chorganged the landscape of modern dance in America. Aratani Theatre, 244 S. San Pedro St., Little Tokyo, 7:30 p.m. JACCC members $25, non-members $30, students $15. Visit jaccc.org
April 19 (Saturday)
Miso Tasting presented by Miyako Oriental Foods, Inc., the first U.S. company to manufacture the Japanese seasoning known as "miso" in the 1970s.
April 25-May 4
TASTE OF LITTLE TOKYO presented by the Little Tokyo BID, J-Town Guide, and the Little Tokyo Historical Society. TLT is a celebration of the community's 130th anniversary, featuring special foods, free gifts, and fun activities for children and families at Fiesta Matsuri on Saturday, May 3, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at JACCC. Watch this website for the latest information.
April 26 (Saturday)
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.
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 & Now: Playing a Key Role in L.A.'s History
Once again, the Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Southern California kicked off the New Year with a fun-filled Oshogatsu Celebration throughout Little Tokyo on January 1st. Shown here are members of the Los Angeles Taiko Center, who were part of the opening ceremony. The Little Tokyo Business Association is a proud co-sponsor of the festivities, which showcase Japanese culture.
CONGRATULATIONS TO 2014 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The Little Tokyo Business Association (LTBA) and Little Tokyo Business Improvement District (BID) officially installed new members of the LTBA board of directors and BID advisory board at the Installation Dinner and New Year's Party on Thursday, Jan. 30, at DoubleTree by Hilton, 120 N. Los Angeles St.
Special thanks to our guest speaker, photographic artist and author Gil Garcetti, former Los Angeles County District Attorney, for his insightful and informative presentation.
Plan to come to Little Tokyo often throughout the year as we celebrate this unique cultural area's 130th anniversary! For information about Little Tokyo, email LTBA or the BID email@example.com or call (213) 880-6875.