Vicke Blanka is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, and singer/songwriter from Japan who has just finished his first North American Tour.View More [EVENT REVIEW & INTERVIEW] Highly acclaimed Japanese music artist Vicke Blanka performs in LA for his first North American Tour
Ino Tadataka was the first person to complete a map of Japan, and his map was so highly accurate that it was used for 100 years after its completion.View More JAPANESE SAMURAI / Ino Tadataka
I always feel blessed to be living in Southern California. We get to see a lot of cool exhibits and shows from franchises to music artists from Japan.View More My Experience at Two Pokemon Exhibits in Southern California
Hokkaido Scallop Booth Makes Popular Debut at Asian American Expo.View More Over 140,000 Attended Asian American Expo, the Largest Chinese New Year Celebration in the U.S., Held in Pomona
Little Tokyo is a Japanese-American district in Downtown Los Angeles with the largest Japanese-American population in North America. Japanese immigrants settled in the district in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.View More Support Little Tokyo!
On January 9, a ceremony was held at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood to unveil the completed handprint and footprint of X JAPAN leader and musician “YOSHIKI.” It is highly unusual for a living artist to unveil such engravings.View More Japanese Rock Star YOSHIKI Announced Auctions of Crystal Piano to Benefit Japan Earthquake Victims at the Handprints and Footprints Unveiling Ceremony
Koi no City was held on December 15th at Hello Stranger, a venue in the heart of Little Tokyo. This was the first ever event that I’ve curated with my music friends.View More Relive all the retro Anime vibes from Koi no City at Hello Stranger in Little Tokyo
The Life of a Man Devoted to the Future of Japan, and His Unfortunate Death Before He Saw the Meiji EraView More JAPANESE SAMURAI / Shintaro Nakaoka
Koi no City is my first ever event that I’ve curated with my music friends at Hello Stranger, a venue in the heart of Little Tokyo.View More Music Event Koi no City in Little Tokyo at Hello Stranger!
Learn Japanese word with us!View More Wakaru(分かる) -“to understand” / Japanese Word
There are four major Ukiyo-e artists: Sharaku for kabuki actor portraits, Hiroshige for landscapes, Hokusai for the world, and Utamaro for paintings of beautiful women.View More JAPANESE SAMURAI / Kitagawa Utamaro
BOOKOFF is the largest chain of used bookstores from Japan. They don’t only sell used books though! They also sell manga, CDs, DVDs, video game consoles and games, Anime figures, and more. A new subset of BOOKOFF called AnimeLab is a specialty store that features all things Anime!View More Grand Opening of BOOKOFF AnimeLab Irvine