In 1885 Little Tokyo was settled by Hamanosuke Shigeta; before WWII it was the largest Japanese community in the U.S. It’s often seen as a little hub where people go to enjoy a piece of Japanese culture that has integrated itself in Los Angeles. It’s a place where people around the city can visit to explore Japanese history and food. The plaza is instantly recognizable with its unique architecture that isn’t seen anywhere else besides the Japanese Village Plaza with its bright red and white lanterns that welcome you upon arrival.
People often visit the Japanese Village Plaza to enjoy the various Japanese restaurants that it has to offer. Whether it be to hangout with friends after school, a fun trip, or just another walk passing through the Japanese Village. It feels like a whole new world when you enter. Many who do go to Little Tokyo often visit due to its anime stores which sell many collectable items for fans all around Los Angeles. Even with the hot summer weather there are still many people that visit the plaza to enjoy all that it has to offer.
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