Japanese Festivals

Holiday Tea & Japan Culture Day

The Shoseian Tea House and Friendship Garden 1601 West Mountain St, Glendale

Tea ceremonies, martial arts, taiko drums, calligraphy, bonsai, ikebana and more! Great music and food!

$20

Oshogatsu In Little Tokyo

Weller Court Shopping Center 123 Astronaut E S Onizuka St, Little Tokyo

Experience the Japanese way of celebrating the New Year. with traditional Japanese food, entertainment and cultural activities such as mochitmaki, a kimono fashion show, shamisen show, Kompo, and more.

Free

Kotohajime

Aratani Theatre at the JACCC 244 South San Pedro St, Little Tokyo

Join JACCC for their signature New Year celebration featuring stunning performances and live music, including ritual shooting of the arrow, breaking the sake barrel, and traditional and contemporary dance performances.

$20

OC Cherry Blossom Festival

Huntington Central Park 7113 Talbert Ave, Huntington Beach

The annual spring celebration of Japanese and Japanese American culture in Southern California returns with a broad spectrum of performers, activities, music, dance, cultural exhibits, arts, crafts, games and more.

$5

Glendale Sakura Matsuri (Cherry Blossom Festival)

Brand Park 1601 West Mountain St., Glendale

Join Friends of Shoseian Temple and the City of Glendale for their annual Cherry Blossom Festival at the Shoseian Teahouse and Garden at Brand Park! Food booths, food trucks, tea masters, taiko, dance, and more!

Free

Torrance Cherry Blossom Festival

Columbia Park 4045 190th Street, Torrance

Get set for an eclectic mix of cultural performances—plus a diverse array of crafts by local artisans, wide variety of tasty cuisine, and more!

Free

Monterey Park Cherry Blossom Festival

Barnes Memorial Park 350 S McPherrin Ave, Monterey Park

Take the time to see, hear, and taste a bit of the Japanese and Japanese American culture with taiko drums, martial arts, tea ceremony, or hand-made crafts, food, and games and crafts for children.

Free

San Fernando Valley Hongwanji Buddhist Temple Obon Festival

San Fernando Valley Japanese American Community Center 12953 Branford Street, Pacoima

One of the largest one of the largest Buddhist gatherings in the City of Los Angeles! Join and have fun with in the Bon Odori Dance. Plus, Taiko drum performances by San Fernando Valley Taiko and West Los Angeles Buddhist Temple Taiko.

Free

Nisei Week 2020 Virtual Series

Online Event CA

The Nisei Week Foundation keeps the matsuri spirit alive with the launch of their first-ever virtual festival! Tune in to the Nisei Week premiere on their Youtube channel on 8/15 - 8/16 Enjoyed by thousands every summer, the Nisei Week Japanese Festival is when the streets of Little Tokyo come alive with food, culture, arts, and entertainment. …

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Free

Virtual West Covina Cherry Blossom Festival

East San Gabriel Valley Japanese Community Center 1203 W. Puente Ave., West Covina

The 2021 West Covina Cherry Blossom Festival returns to the ESGVJCC on as a socially distanced, contactless, drive-through event!

Free and up