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Miso Tasting at JACCC

The Japanese American Cultural and Community Center will present “On …

Volunteers Lani Masumoto (left) and Lorie show off an individual sukiyaki pan.

Sukiyaki Dinner at Pasadena Buddhist Temple

PASADENA — In 1969, when Rev. Sadamaro Ouchi was transferred …

Mamiko Nishiyama

Dashi Seminar, Workshop at JANM

Mamiko Nishiyama, a kanbutsu maestro — a master of preserved …

Following a two-week “soft opening,” Aloha Pizza & Shave Ice Company held its official opening on Sunday in Gardena’s Artesia Square, which also includes Rascals Teriyaki Grill, Gatten Sushi, and Honeyboba. Owner Sheri Kleeger (third from right), who was joined by her husband, Kenny (second from right), and parents, Tom and Hisayo Ogata, oversaw the busy kitchen.  They are pictured with Johnny Mori (left) and Danny Yamamoto (right), founding members of Hiroshima, who gave a taiko performance.

Island Style

Photos by J.K. YAMAMOTO/Rafu Shimpo

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DVD Set on JA ‘Food Treasures’ Released

Kerry Yo Nakagawa, author, filmmaker and producer of the film …

(Photo courtesy of Far Bar)

Far Bar Tops Poll of Downtown Watering Holes

Results of a poll released last week place Far Bar …

Akira Hirose

Maison Akira Celebrates 15th Anniversary

PASADENA — Award-winning chef Akira Hirose will celebrate the 15th …


Whiskey in the Garden

Enjoy a series of whiskey tastings with the beautiful backdrop …

“Forever Home” by Virginia Ishida took first place in the edible art category at this year’s Los Angeles County Fair. It is a tribute to the lovable shelter dog Ishida adopted last year. (Photos by MIKEY HIRANO CULROSS/Rafu Shimpo)

Art From the Heart

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L.A. International Tea Festival This Weekend

The third annual Los Angeles International Tea Festival will be …