Location: Various Little Tokyo streets & venues
Curated & Produced by: traci akemi kato-kiriyama, LTSC + SLT
We invite you to join us for 4 consecutive Wednesdays, July 19–August 9, of site-specific readings and performances in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles—the second oldest neighborhood in L.A. and one of three remaining historic Japantowns in the nation. Come along a short tour of the Little Tokyo Cultural Spine, a pathway highlighting many of our neighborhood’s vibrant historic and cultural sites, and explore 133-years of history, resilience, and self-determination.
The first tour, Intersections, moves from the Old Nishi Buddhist temple to the new Nishi Hongwanji Buddhist Temple, and ends with intimate booth readings and happy hour at Mitsuru Sushi & Grill, a longtime Japanese American diner and Little Tokyo staple. See the route here: https://drive.google.com/
Readings and performances by:
Irene Suico Soriano
As we say in Little Tokyo, please take off your shoes. (But don’t really, because we’re walking/moving!)
Co-produced and sponsored in part by:
Little Tokyo Service Center/+LAB
Japanese American Cultural & Community Center – JACCC
Sustainable Little Tokyo
Tuesday Night Project
Co-curated by traci kato-kiriyama, Alison De La Cruz, Scott Oshima, and Kristin Fukushima.
Check back soon for specific accessibility information. As a short tour, you can either move along the route or meet at the various stops (see route posted above). All sidewalks along the route are ADA accessible, but we may encounter construction areas with narrowed access. There may not be public bathrooms along the route but there are single-stall bathrooms at Mitsuru Sushi & Grill at the end.
Parking: Aiso Parking Lot, 101 Judge John Aiso St. $3 flat rate after 5pm!