Little Tokyo: Where the Japanese American Culture, Food, and Shopping Are Anything But Little

Awesome Japanese cultural experience in America with great food, shopping, and art. By Shopping Syndra Did you know there are basically only three “Japantowns” in the United States? Japantown in San Jose, CA; Japantown in San Francisco, CA; and the subject of this article, Little Tokyo in Downtown Los Angeles, …

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Never Forget: The Museum of Tolerance Remembers the Holocaust and other Atrocities

Museum that educates on the Holocaust and other instances of discrimination. By Sophisticated Simon We live in a divisive world–something that has been true for essentially all of human history. That said, things can always get better, which is ultimately one of the goals of The Museum of Tolerance just …

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Sakuraya (Mochi and Manju)

Authentic small business selling Japanese mochi and manju. Definitely a must-go for a lover of desserts but also for anyone wanting to try something that’s not super common here in America.WHERE: 16134 S Western Ave, Gardena, CA 90247WHAT: Mochi, manju, traditional Japanese dessert, authentic, Japanese culture, Japanese-American culture, welcomingWHEN: Year-roundHOW …

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An Interestingly Distilled Version of Latin-American and Hispanic Culture: Olvera Street in DTLA

The curious culture of Olvera Street, which some claim to be a slightly artificial representation of Mexican and Latin-American culture, has gone on for decades and really showcases an amazing part of DTLA. By Shopping Syndra Los Angeles is beautiful not just because of its sights but also because of …

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