Each month, a new episode focuses on local celebrations from our diverse community and the 72 Japanese micro-seasons. Experience beautiful artwork from local Little Tokyo resident artists, Margaux Morales spinning retro Japanese vinyl records, local updates from Miya Iwataki, and your monthly dose of ukulele magic with Chester Ikei!
Little Tokyo Little Podcast
Little Tokyo Little Podcast
Season 2, Episode 8: 人生 Live/Life
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It's the Season 2 finale of the Little Tokyo Little Podcast! This has been a difficult year for many of us, but it has also been a year of hope, joy, and discovery. As this year comes to a close, we invite you to reflect on the experiences and shifts of your 2021. How do you honor the end of the year? What has inspired moments of love, tenderness and connection?

Little Tokyo Little Podcast
Little Tokyo Little Podcast
Season 2, Episode 7: Autumn
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The days are getting shorter and the weather is cooling down in Little Tokyo! Put on your coziest sweater and join us as we celebrate the changing of the seasons and the beginning of the Fall.

Little Tokyo Little Podcast
Little Tokyo Little Podcast
Season 2, Episode 6: Biddy Mason
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Did you know that Little Tokyo sits on land formerly owned by Biddy Mason? Tune in as we honor the remarkable life and legacy of Biddy Mason, a formerly enslaved woman who became one of the first Black landowners and philanthropists in Los Angeles.

Little Tokyo Little Podcast
Little Tokyo Little Podcast
Season 2, Episode 5: Obon, Tanabata
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It's festival season in Little Tokyo! This month, we gather for some of our most beloved celebrations - Obon, in honoring the spirits of our ancestors, and Tanataba, the star festival that invites us to share our written wishes with community!

Little Tokyo Little Podcast
Little Tokyo Little Podcast
Season 2, Episode 4: Summer Solstice
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It’s the summer solstice, the longest day of the year! Many cultures around the world celebrate this period with song, dance, prayer, and ritual. This episode, we highlight the beginning of the summer season and this sacred time of ceremony.

Little Tokyo Little Podcast
Little Tokyo Little Podcast
Season 2, Episode 3: Unsung Heroes
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In honor of May Day and Día de las Madres, we dedicate this episode to our community's unsung heroes! We recognize your courage, compassion and resilience. You bring out the best in us and we thank you!

Little Tokyo Little Podcast
Little Tokyo Little Podcast
Season 2, Episode 2: Children’s Day
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子供の日! Happy Children’s Day! Today we honor the youth of our Little Tokyo community and celebrate their health and happiness! Don't forget to hang your koinobori

Little Tokyo Little Podcast
Little Tokyo Little Podcast
Season 2, Episode 1: Spring
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To kick off Season 2, we are celebrating the beginning of spring! Spring is a reminder of new, abundant life after this cold winter—a time of renewal and hope!

Little Tokyo Little Podcast
Little Tokyo Little Podcast
Little Tokyo Little Podcast #14
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A special podcast from Little Tokyo friends and neighbors! Tune into this episode for Raijo Taiso, a haiku poem by Handa Setsuyu, spoken word by Blasian Project, and Rafu Shimpo's news feature on LA City Councilmember Kevin de Leon!

Little Tokyo Little Podcast
Little Tokyo Little Podcast
Little Tokyo Little Podcast #13
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A special podcast from your Little Tokyo friends and neighbors! Tune into this episode for Rajio Taiso, a haiku poem by Jeanne Sultan Stevenson, music by Chester Ikei, and Rafu Shimpo’s news feature on the elections

Little Tokyo Little Podcast
Little Tokyo Little Podcast
Little Tokyo Little Podcast #12
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A special podcast from your Little Tokyo friends and neighbors! Tune into this episode for Rajio Taiso, a haiku poem by Fumio Karatsu, music by Cambalache, and Rafu Shimpo’s news feature on a marriage proposal in front of the “Home is Little Tokyo” mural!

Little Tokyo Little Podcast
Little Tokyo Little Podcast
Little Tokyo Little Podcast #11
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A special podcast from your Little Tokyo friends and neighbors! Tune into this episode for Rajio Taiso, a haiku poem by the Little Tokyo Historical Society, music by Dexter Story, and Rafu Shimpo’s news feature on the LA28 Olympic’s logo!

Little Tokyo Little Podcast
Little Tokyo Little Podcast
Little Tokyo Little Podcast #10
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A special podcast from your Little Tokyo friends and neighbors! Tune into this episode for Rajio Taiso, a haiku poem by Matsuo Basho, music by Niall Taro Ferguson, and Rafu Shimpo’s news feature on Dana Tanamachi’s “Thank You” postage stamp!

Little Tokyo Little Podcast
Little Tokyo Little Podcast
Little Tokyo Little Podcast #09
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A special podcast from your Little Tokyo friends and neighbors! Tune into this episode for Rajio Taiso, a haiku poem by the Little Tokyo Historical Society, music by Cynthia Qian, and Rafu Shimpo’s news feature on Ai Uemura!

Little Tokyo Little Podcast
Little Tokyo Little Podcast
Little Tokyo Little Podcast #08
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A special podcast from your Little Tokyo friends and neighbors! Tune into this episode for Rajio Taiso, a haiku poem by Matsuo Basho, music by Sara Sithi-Amnuai, and Rafu Shimpo’s news on a 2020 graduate!

Little Tokyo Little Podcast
Little Tokyo Little Podcast
Little Tokyo Little Podcast #07
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A special podcast from your Little Tokyo friends and neighbors! Tune into this episode for Rajio Taiso, a haiku poem by Christian Marsh Reiman, music by Bibi Rosalia, and Rafu Shimpo’s news on Bunkado in Little Tokyo!

Little Tokyo Little Podcast
Little Tokyo Little Podcast
Little Tokyo Little Podcast #06
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A special podcast from your Little Tokyo friends and neighbors! Tune into this episode for Rajio Taiso, a haiku poem by Julianne Buescher, music by Rey Fukuda, and Rafu Shimpo’s news on Little Tokyo’s BLM Murals!

Little Tokyo Little Podcast
Little Tokyo Little Podcast
Little Tokyo Little Podcast #05
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A special podcast from your Little Tokyo friends and neighbors! Tune into this episode for Rajio Taiso, a haiku poem by Sonia Sanchez, and music by Makiko Hirata!

Little Tokyo Little Podcast
Little Tokyo Little Podcast
Little Tokyo Little Podcast #04
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A special podcast from your Little Tokyo friends and neighbors! Tune into this episode for Rajio Taiso, a haiku poem by Phyllis Murakawa, music by Joyce Kwon, and Rafu Shimpo’s news on Chashu Combo and Rafu Grad!

Little Tokyo Little Podcast
Little Tokyo Little Podcast
Little Tokyo Little Podcast #03
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A special podcast from your Little Tokyo friends and neighbors! Tune into this episode for Rajio Taiso, a haiku poem by Elaine Oksner, music by Grace Chikui, and Rafu Shimpo’s news on Nisei Week and JIST Cafe!

Little Tokyo Little Podcast
Little Tokyo Little Podcast
Little Tokyo Little Podcast #02
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A special podcast from your Little Tokyo friends and neighbors! Tune into this episode for Rajio Taiso, a haiku poem by Karoline Mitsuko Baine, music by Nobuko Miyamoto, and Rafu Shimpo’s news on stimulus payments!

Little Tokyo Little Podcast
Little Tokyo Little Podcast
Little Tokyo Little Podcast #01
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A special podcast from your Little Tokyo friends and neighbors! Tune into this episode for Rajio Taiso, a haiku poem by Hokushi Tashiban, music by Nobuko Miyamoto, and Rafu Shimpo’s news on George Takei!

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