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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.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.
WHAT'S HAPPENING!

Now thru Sept. 14, 2014
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, 2014
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.

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. 

April 26 (Saturday)​
Society of Seven at the Aratani Theater, 244 S. San Pedro St., Little Tokyo, 7:30 p.m. For information and reservations, go to www.jaccc.org/liveatthearatani.php

May 3 (Saturday)
Fiesta Matsuria free family event where Kodomo no Hi meets Dia de los Ninos presented by the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center, 244 S. San Pedro St., from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.  Games, arts & crafts, food, and traditional Mexican and Japanese cultural performances, and children's theater featuring the Grateful Crane Ensemble.

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
Little Tokyo
(213) 617-9990
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.
A Key Role in L.A.'s History
GO METRO TO LITTLE TOKYO
Between April 25 and May 4, earn special prizes. Just pick up a copy of J-Town Guide, go to at least five participating Little Tokyo businesses, and redeem your gift. Redemption locations will be listed in the J-Town Guide. No purchase necessary. 
LTBA / LTBID 
MEETING NOTICE

Little Tokyo Business Association (LTBA) and Advisory Board of the Little Tokyo Business Improvement District (BID) will hold the monthly meeting on Thursday, April 24, 12 noon to 1:30 p.m., at Oiwake Restaurant, Japanese Village Plaza,  Little Tokyo. 

Meetings are open to all, but space is limited.  Let us know if you plan to attend. Email board@visitlittletokyo.com or call (213) 880-6875
TASTE OF LITTLE TOKYO 
April 25 - May 4
FIESTA MATSURI
Saturday, May 3
11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Japanese Cultural & Community Center
244 S. San Pedro St.