Event Update: Little Tokyo’s Cherry Blossom Festival

Kimono model playing flute

The Kimono Fashion Show will be on the Blossom Stage at 3:00 pm on April 2.

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Details of the 2011 Cherry Blossom Festival

If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo will be filled with activity during the Cherry Blossom Festival.  There will be something for everyone.

A sampling of the events includes theatrical productions, kimono-clad dancers, J-Pop, hula dancers, martial arts, and a kids’ fun zone. Check out the event schedule to plan your time.

The Cherry Blossom Festival is free and open to all. The festival runs from 10:30 am to 6:30 pm on Saturday, April 2, and from 10:30 am to 5:00 pm on Sunday, April 3.

A few highlights:

Daion Taiko drummer.

Daion Taiko is featured in the Opening Ceremonies

Opening Ceremonies are at 10:45 am Saturday on the Blossom Stage. On our absolute must list is the exciting young Daion Taiko drum group, which is part of the program.

Kimono models

Councilwoman Jan Perry joins community members in the Kimono Fashion Show.

The Los Angeles Opera is presenting a new work, “White Bird of Poston,” about the internment of a 15-year-old girl in an Arizona relocation camp. It’s performed in the David Henry Hwang Theater at 2 pm on Saturday and 4 pm on Sunday.

Councilwoman Jan Perry will join other community members again this year in the Kimono Fashion Show on Saturday at 3:00 pm.

Sake fans should be sure to attend the California Sake Summit at 3:15 pm on Saturday in the David Henry Hwang Theater. The Beer and Sake Garden is open throughout the festival for your tasting pleasure.

If you are a paw-sitive culture fan, check out the winners of the Most Photogenic Dog Contest on Sunday at 3:15 pm.

Visit the Cherry Blossom Festival Southern California website for the latest details. You can download an attractive poster from there, too.

Access to the festival is through two entrances: on Temple St. at Alameda St. (close to the Little Tokyo/Arts District Metro Gold Line station) and on Judge John Aiso St. (San Pedro St.) between First St. and Temple St.

If you’re coming on the Metro Red/Purple Lines and would like a nice walk passing some interesting architecture, the Civic Center stop is five blocks from First and Judge John Aiso.

See the maps below for directions.

Map from Little Tokyo stop to Temple/Alameda entrance.

The Alameda/Temple entrance to the Festival is a half block from the Little Tokyo/Arts District Gold Line stop.

Civic Center to Judge John Aiso Entrance

From the Civic Center Red/Purple Line Station, it's an easy five-block walk to the Festival entrance on Judge John Aiso St.

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2 Responses to Event Update: Little Tokyo’s Cherry Blossom Festival

  1. Shirley Linde says:

    You are doing a great job of informing the tourist, local and national. I hope this takes off for you.


    • metroduo says:

      Thanks for your support, Shirley. We’re delighted that people are enjoying our Metro adventures. We’re having a great time and hope you’ll join us on some of our Metro explorations.

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