EVENT PRESENTED BY HIDDEN LOS ANGELES
In 1886, an ex-seaman from Japan named Charles Kame opened a restaurant at 340 East First Street. By the turn of the 20th century, a small Issei (Japanese immigrant) community was firmly established on a 67-acre section around First and San Pedro Streets. Many Angelenos are unaware of how dramatically the face of Little Tokyo has been altered by the economic, cultural and political booms and hardships of the last 126 years. Every square inch of its sidewalks are a piece of a long social history which often ranges from tragic to inspirational. One thing is for sure... Little Tokyo's stories are fascinating and uniquely Los Angeles.
Think you know Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo District? Well, you’ll see its streets very differently by the time we're done with you! :)
Our event will begin with participants dividing up into teams of four (don't worry about showing up alone or in a small group, half of the fun is meeting new people!). A list of haiku clues will be handed out (easier clues will be provided for children) and teams will be sent on a mission to explore a contained four or five block area.
At a pre-ordained time, participants will be asked to meet back up at a specified location where we will talk about what was discovered as we learn more about the history behind the locations which were just explored.
Tour cost does not include food or drink (or optional small scavenger hunt trinkets we might suggest you purchase to make the day more fun). :D
EVENT BEGINS AT 10:00AM
Tour led by Lynn Garrett
Due to unfortunate abuse of our previous refund policy for events, no full refunds granted for people who don't show up. Sorry.