Artistic Little Tokyo

“Windows of Little Tokyo,” presented by the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center and Sustainable Little Tokyo, opened April 28 and runs through Oct. 21.

An opening reception and walking tour will be held on Saturday, May 19, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Far East Lounge, 353 E. First St. (between Central and San Pedro).

Little Tokyo transforms into an outdoor art exhibition with 11 artworks displayed on windows across the historic, 134-year-old Japanese American neighborhood.

The sites, artists and artworks:


• Café Demitasse, 135 S. San Pedro St. “Spirit of Nebuta” by Chiho Harazaki, based on an enormous Nebuta float bearing the fierce likeness of samurai Shingen Takeda, which first appeared in the Nisei Week Parade in 2007. Informed by her experiences living in both Japan and America, Harazaki’s subject matter includes a variety of cultural, historical, architectural, and lifestyle elements.

• JACCC, 244 S. San Pedro St. Artwork by Nancy Uyemura. Starts July 21; Windows of Little Tokyo Halfway Reception will be held at Far East Lounge.