Eat food, watch dancers, enjoy movies, and more in Little Tokyo to ring in 2022.
What is it?
“New Year’s Eve and New Years in Little Tokyo is coming back!
This year it will take place in Little Tokyo’s Japanese American Cultural & Community Center (JACCC) and Japanese Village Plaza.
Celebrate a traditional Japanese New Year! Eat food, watch some entertainment, and explore cultural activities such as mochi-maki, a kimono contest, shamisen show, kendo, shishimai (lion dance), and the list goes on!
Plus, this year we will be celebrating New Year’s Eve as well! Say goodbye to 2021 with DJ artists, cosplay contests, anime screenings, and more!” – Little Tokyo
Here’s what LAJapan has to say:
When is it?
It’s on December 31th, 2021 and on January 1, 2022.
Schedule of events
December 31, 2021
J-Pop Fusion (JACCC Plaza)
Free Admission! 12:00 PM
Greg Hignight (DJ: Tune in Tokyo) 2:00 PM
Stephanie Yanez (Singer) 2:30 PM
Cosplay Contest with Asayoru Maid Cafe (For more details, go to our website) All Day
GIRII (DJ) 4:00 PM
MiruDaru (Singer) 4:30 PM
Madoka (Singer) 5:00 PM
Garrett Mendez (Stand Up Comedy) 5:30 PM
Candy Bomber (Live Band) 6:30 PM
Koz (Singer) 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Kohaku Uta Gassen (紅白歌合戦)
January 1, 2022
Free entry! 10:45 a.m.
Kick-off Taiko Drums 太鼓演奏 11:00 a.m.
Opening Ceremony with Greetings and Sake Barrel Breaking 開会式 11:20 a.m.
Taiko Drum Performance 太鼓演奏 11:35 a.m.
Lion Dance “Shishimai” 獅子舞 11:50 a.m.
Mochi-maki #1 もちまき 12:00 p.m.
Calligraphy Demonstration 書き初め 12:30 p.m.
Aikido 合気道 1:00 p.m.
Minyo & Odori 民謡と踊り 2:00 p.m.
Osaka Kawachiondo Bon Dancing 河内音頭 2:30 p.m.
Mochi-maki #2 もちまき 2:40 p.m.
Kimono Fashion Show 着物ファッションショー 3:10 p.m.
Awa Odori Dance 阿波踊り 3:30 p.m.
Anime movie showings
This will be at the Anime Wonderland event at Aratani Theatre which is inside the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center. Buy tickets at jxla.splashthat.com.
Weathering with You (天気の子) 12:00 P.M. – (English Subtitles with Original Japanese Audio). 114 min.
Demon Slayer –Kimetsu no Yaiba– The Movie: Mugen Train (劇場版「鬼滅の刃」無限列車編). (With exclusive postcard)! 3:30 P.M. (English Subtitles with Original Japanese Audio). 117 min.
Where is it?
The event is held in Little Tokyo. Specifically, you can find it at the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center, or JACCC.
The address is 244 San Pedro St, Los Angeles, CA 90012.
How much is it?
This event is totally free!
Is this a family thing? Like, is it good for all ages?
It totally is, and in fact all ages are encouraged and will probably enjoy it.