January 5 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm| $20
Every January, Little Tokyo becomes the center for celebrating the Japanese New Year in Southern California. JACCC heads up the festivities with programs that invigorate the spirit and imagination.
Literally meaning “the beginning of things,” Kotohajime will celebrate the Year of the Rat with the theme titled Hatsu-Ori or “First Weaving.”
The original Kotohajime performance is a visual delight and artistic achievement, with dazzling performances and live music, accompanied by an award-winning set design.
The ritual shooting of the arrow, a purification ceremony will be performed by IKKYU of the Los Angeles Kyudo-Kai (Archery Group).
Special guests include Kinnara Gagaku/Bugaku, Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko, Tetsuya Nakamura, and more.