Feb. 6 — The Little Tokyo Korea Japan Festival, a day-long celebration of cultural exchange between neighboring communities will be held on Saturday, Feb. 6 at the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center (JACCC) 244 S. San Pedro Street in Little Tokyo.
The closely shared similarities and differences between the cultures of Japan and Korea are explored in Tina Yanagimoto’s “New Beginnings: Cultural Harmony in Little Tokyo” This documentary will be shown at 11 a.m. and chronicles the history of Little Tokyo and how Japanese and Korean residents are building bridges of friendship and harmony.
Featured films include the Korean award-winning 2008 “Yeong-hwa-neun yeong-hwa-da (Rough Cut)” followed by the 2007 remake of Akira Kurosawa’s “Tsubaki Sanjuro” (1962).
This unique program is hosted by Heroes actors James Kayson Lee and Eriko Tamura. Ticket includes two films, a box lunch and outdoor performances. Adult Price: $20 General Admission, $15 JACCC Members/Seniors/Students/Groups 10+.
For more information, call JACC at (213) 680-3700 or e-mail http://www.jaccc.org.