• 244 S. San Pedro Street
  • Los Angeles, CA, 90012
  • United States

Every January Little Tokyo becomes the center for celebrating the Japanese New Year in Southern Califronia, with the JACCC heading up the festivities with programs that invigorate the spirit and imagination.

In celebration of the New Year, the JACCC distributes shikishi to members of the community to participate in a very unique exhibition, expressing hope for the New Year or a variation on the theme of Hatsu-Yuki (First Snow).

Shikishi paperboards have been used in Japan since the 12th Century for painting and writing poetry. Today inscribed shikishi are given as a gift to mark a memorable occasion.