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Kotohajime 2020
Hatsu Ori (First-Weaving)
Sunday, January 5, 2020 at 1:00PM

Aratani Theatre
244 S. San Pedro Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012


For its 37th anniversary, Kotohajime, JACCC's signature New Year celebration, will welcome
2020 and celebrate the Year of the Rat. Curated by Master Artist in Residence, Hirokazu Kosaka

To celebrate the new year, JACCC presents its annual Oshogatsu festivities with its signature New Year program, Kotohajime, or The First Performance of the New Year on Sunday, January 5, 2020 at The Aratani Theatre at the JACCC, along with the 2nd Annual Cultural Exhibition January 5th in the George J. Doizaki Gallery.

Every January, Little Tokyo becomes the center for celebrating the Japanese New Year in Southern California, with the JACCC heading up the festivities with programs that invigorate the spirit and imagination. Literally meaning “the beginning of things,” Kotohajime will celebrate the Year of the Rat with the theme titled Hatsu Ori or “First Weaving.”

The original Kotohajime performance is a visual delight and artistic achievement, with dazzling performances and live music, accompanied by an award-winning set design. Join the JACCC on this fascination New Year Celebration featuring performances by the Kinnara Gagaku/Bugaku, Yuval Ron, Aziz, Ryukyoku Matsuri Daiko, Tetsuya Nakamura, and Los Angeles
Kyudo kai
. The ritual shooting of the arrow, a purification ceremony will be performed by IKKYU of the Los Angeles Kyudo-Kai (Archery Group).

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