LA Bloom Festival Turns Little Tokyo Into Entertaining, Interactive Ecoartspace

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This year the first-ever LA Bloom festival in Little Tokyo is celebrating cherry blossoms, spring and Japanese culture.

If you head over to Little Tokyo, creative director Hirokazu Kosaka and landscape architect Calvin Abe have transformed Noguchi Plaza in front of the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center into an ecoartspace. There is a giant zen garden with five million pebbles arranged to symbolize puddles, seasonal change and new beginnings.

The exhibit has already been open since Friday, but there are still plenty of events coming up at the center this week. There will be performances, music and poetry on Tuesday, happy hour on Wednesday, jazz on Thursday and on Friday there will be performances by taiko and dance groups. For more information, check out the event's website.

The Japanese American Cultural Community Center is located at 244 South San Pedro Street and you can buy tickets here.