Between the yarn sushi rolls and multi-colored mochi, I can’t think of a better way to celebrate Children’s Day. Oh, and add Sumo wrestling and Japanese drumming to the mix, and you’ve got yourself a pretty awesome festival celebrating all that is family, culture and DTLA. We attended the first-ever LA Bloom Festival hosted by the Japanese American Cultural Community Center, and had ourselves quite the afternoon of art, food and music.
The highlight for my son was Byamba. We’d seen him perform a while back at The Torrance Art Museum (here) during their Gateway Japan exhibition. This time, we got to speak to him, check it out! (It’s a bit windy and noisy. I’m no George Lucas, that’s for sure.)