The concept for LA Bloom stems from a 16th century painting of a traditional Japanese fair. Based on this depiction of a community bound together by simple, shared activities, Kosaka has curated an eclectic mix of over 120 artists, designers, and performers to bring Japanese culture to life. The underlying theme for the festival is the blossom, or Hana, and the centuries-old Japanese spring time Hanami or "flower viewing" tradition.
Kosaka will lead us on a tour of the grounds, including a closer look at the ten-thousand-thread colorful Mare Nubium rainbow which is being installed during the opening night performance of LA Bloom. Mare Nubium is an abbreviated reprise of Kosaka's much-lauded Kalpa performance that kicked of Pacific Standard Time back in October, not to be missed if you missed it the first time.
We'll all end up in the zen garden just in time for Little Tokyo Happy Hour @ LA Bloom. The grounds and exhibitions will be open to all for the rest of the evening.
Wednesday, May 2nd
6:00pm to 7:00pm Tour with Hirokazu Kosaka
7:00pm to 10:00pm Little Tokyo Happy Hour
Japanese American Cultural Community Center (JACCC)
244 S. San Pedro Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Meet in Noguchi Plaza
RSVP via Eventbrite. Admission is free.
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