Welcome to the Little Tokyo Blog

We've set up this space where members of the Little Tokyo community could share information, thoughts, ideas, and opinions about the Little Tokyo neighborhood, it's people, politics, culture/history, businesses, and events.


Wanted: Transit Consultant.

At the Little Tokyo Working Group meeting Thursday night, Metro distributed a draft proposal that more fully describes their commitment to pay for a consultant that would assist the Little Tokyo community with the Draft EIS/EIR for the Regional Connector project. Metro will pay up to $30K for a consultant to be selected by the Little Tokyo Community Council that will assist the community with the development of proposed mitigation measures for each build alternative under consideration for the Regional Connector. Interested parties should contact LTCC.


Oshogatsu in Little Tokyo 2010: A Japanese New Year Celebration

The Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Southern California (JCCSC) and the Japanese Chamber of Commerce Foundation present the 2010 Oshogatsu in Little Tokyo.

Friday, Janaury 1, 2010, from 11AM to 4PM, visit Little Tokyo for a day-long celebration of the new year including Taiko drumming, Japanese folk performances, kite making, mochi giveaways, a swordsmanship show, and much more! The opening ceremony will be at Weller Court, with additional performances and demonstrations at Japanese Village Plaza.

Click on the flyer for details about parking and event locations.


Little Tokyo Community Photo Share Day

The Little Tokyo Historical Society, formed in 2006 by volunteers seeking to promote Little Tokyo as an historic resource, is creating an archive of images of Little Tokyo to share with the public--some which will be used for an upcoming publication.

Image taken ca. 1930 at the Maryknoll school.

The goal of LTHS is to collect stories, photographs, documents, and other historic materials related to the history of Los Angeles's Little Tokyo neighborhood in order to preserve as well as share those stories and materials to a greater community in innovative and creative ways.

December 5, 2009
11 am - 3 pm
Democracy Lab at National Center for the Preservation of Democracy
111 N. Central Avenue
Los Angeles, CA

The Historical Society is encouraging people to bring photographs and/or documents that help to capture the history of Little Tokyo.

The photos will be scanned on site while participants wait, which should take no more than a few minutes to digitize.

For more information, please contact Stephanie at svan@Ltsc.org.

*Refreshments will be served.