1. Shogun Santa: Shop for one-of-a-kind items in Little Tokyo’s array of trendy and traditional Japanese shops. Find amazing gifts from Tea Master Little Tokyo and Muni Handmade, for high quality Matcha and handmade artisan goods respectively.
2. Merry Mochi: Check out Fugestu-do’s Mochi for a deliciously fun time with mochi made by hand with by the Ito family since 1903.
3. Not a Silent Night: Witness the Annual Japanese New Year’s Oshogatsu Festival with live entertainment, Japanese food, Taiko drummers, mochi-making and more. The Japanese New Year’s or “Oshogatsu”, is one of the most important celebrations for Japanese communities.
4. Holiday Cheer: Go Little Tokyo and the Little Tokyo Community Council (LTCC) have partnered with Little Tokyo Senior Nutrition Services to help provide meals and resources for the large senior citizen population of Little Tokyo. Shop from Dec. 1 – Jan. 7 at participating shops where you can support with a cash donation at collection boxes for the Little Tokyo Senior Nutrition Services. You can also donate online today at golittletokyo.com/supportourseniors.
5. The Most Wonderful Time of Year: Cozy up with a loved one in Suehiro Cafe and walk the romantic streets of Little Tokyo. Taste authentic Japanese favorites that will remind you of grandmother’s cooking (if she is Japanese).
Skip the malls this holiday season and head to Little Tokyo in the heart of Downtown LA.
You can find out more about Go Little Tokyo on their website.