Celebrate Oshogatsu, one of the most important holidays in Japan, and ring in 2019, the Year of the Boar/Pig.
Activities will take place at three locations:
• Weller Court (Astronaut Ellison S. Onizuka Street between First and Second streets)
Opening ceremony from 10:50 to 11:30 a.m.
Program from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., including stage performances (taiko, Japanese traditional dance and more), food booths, mochi maki (tossing of mochi to the audience) and beer booth
• Japanese Village Plaza (entrances on First and Second streets between San Pedro Street and Central Avenue)
Stage performances from 12 to 3:30 p.m., including taiko, Japanese traditional dance and kendo, plus mochi maki
• Frances Hashimoto Plaza (entrance on Second Street between San Pedro and Central, near Japanese American Cultural & Community Center)
Arts, crafts and games for children from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Participating groups include Los Angeles Taiko Center, Nisei Week Queen and Court, Beikoku Shodo Kenkyu-kai, Matsutoyo Kai, Sanbukan Dojo, Shorinji Kempo South Bay Branch, L.A. Kimono Club, L.A. Kendo Dojo, Awa Tokushima Ren, Kashima Shinryu, Fickle Wish, and Team Jungle.