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Children's Day Festival and Basketball Tourney This Weekend

This weekend, thousands of people will descend on Little Tokyo to celebrate the 26th Annual Children's Day Festival, sponsored by JACCC. The event will feature the Chibi-K ("little person") kilometer run at 8 AM Saturday, a race for 4 to 12 year-olds (a sight to see). There will also be taiko drumming, an arts/crafts fair, a sushi-making workshop, and cultural performances.

For those of us saddened by the Lakers' recent dismal performances, immediately following the Chibi-K will be the San-tai-San ("3-on 3") basketball tournament on San Pedro Street for 3rd to 7th graders. The sports event started 11 years ago to help raise awareness about the need for a recreation center in Little Tokyo, which has recently been named Budokan of Los Angeles.

Hope you folks can come out and join us!