August 7: Kansha Obon II in Little Tokyo

Dance for our seniors! Film and television actress Tamlyn Tomita will emcee an evening of entertainment, education, performance and dance to support our seniors, featuring the taiko sounds of Maceo “The Demon Drummer of ELA” Hernandez and poetry from Mike Sonksen aka “Mike the Poet” and Asian American Studies Professor Allan Aquino.  Elaine Fukumoto, Rev. Ray Fukumoto and their … Read more

Rafu Shimpo News: Kansha Obon, Saturday, June 12

“Hope and Gratitude” event to honor new community heroes leading the fight against evictions at Sakura ICF and against displacement and gentrification in Boyle Heights. Actress Tamlyn Tomita will emcee. Performance by East L.A. Taiko. Made possible by the generous support of LA City Councilmember Kevin De Leon and many community donors! Get your odori dance moves on!