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2003 LA TOFU FESTIVAL

Come see whats new. Its not just tofu anymore!

Come meet IRON CHEF MORIMOTO
Sat 7/19 6-10pm
Sun 7/20 12-4pm
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Taste Morimoto's Spicy Tofu Bowl

Saturday, July 19th 2:00 pm-10:00 pm
     HIROSHIMA in Concert 8:30pm
Sunday, July 20th 12:00 pm-8:00 pm
     TIERRA in Concert 6:30pm

SOUTH SAN PEDRO STREET
between 2nd and 3rd Streets
Little Tokyo, Downtown Los Angeles

For the 8th year, the Little Tokyo Service Center (LTSC) in association with Japanese American Cultural and Community Center (JACCC) is producing the LA Tofu Festival. The theme of this years festival is Come see whats new. Its not just tofu anymore! Its the festival thats got it all great food, entertainment, art, shopping and fun for all ages.

In addition to over 100 imaginative and delicious tofu and soy dishes, come and experience various exquisite foods prepared by some of LAs finest restaurants. After all, its not just tofu anymore. Enjoy a glass of wine, beer or sake and stay to enjoy the world class sounds of Taiko Drums and drums from around the world in the new Beverage & Entertainment Pavilion. Visit our Childrens Pavilion for games and crafts. For those with an appreciation for art, come view our artist gallery area showcasing the work of local artists and do some shopping in the Arts & Crafts Marketplace.

Its new, its fun and its 3 times as big. Dont miss out on the festival that was voted the best food fest in the west by VIA Automobile Club of America and ranked in los angeles magazines TOP TEN for August 2002.

Festival Attractions (*New for 2003)

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Over 40 Food Vendors providing imaginative and delicious tofu and soy dishes
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Beverage Pavilion featuring Sake, Beer & Wine Tasting*
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Daytime Entertainment: Drums From Around the World including Taiko Drum Performances
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Evening Entertainment*: Hiroshima in concert
                                                Saturday 8:30pm
                                               Tierra in concert
                                                Sunday 6:30pm
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Art Gallery*: Showcase of Artwork from Local Artists
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Health Screenings and Health Information Booths
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Childrens Pavilion: Arts and Crafts, Games and Special Activities for Children
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Arts and Crafts Marketplace*
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Silent Auction
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Tofu Eating Contest, Sidewalk Chalk Tofu Art*


ADMISSION

GENERAL $8
SENIORS(60+) $5
CHILDREN (5-12) $5
CHILDREN (<5) Free

All proceeds benefit the Little Tokyo Service Center and Japanese American Cultural and Community Center.

The Little Tokyo Service Center (LTSC) is a nonprofit community based organization in Los Angeles that provides services to families who are economically disadvantaged, physically challenged, homeless, and/or face language and cultural barriers in everyday life. LTSC provides a comprehensive range of services including mental health counseling, transportation, affordable housing, childcare facilities, job training, support groups, homeless prevention, information referral and crisis hotline.

The Los Angeles Dodgers are proud to host Japanese-American Community Day at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, July 19 at 1:10 pm. Come and join us as Hideo Nomo, Kazuhisa Ishii and the Dodgers take on the St. Louis Cardinals and So Taguchi. Discounted tickets for groups of 30 or more are available at (323) 224-1421. Individual tickets are available at (323) 224-1-HIT or www.dodgers.com. For more information, please contact the Asian Operations Department at (323)224-4271.

Bring your 7/19 Dodger ticket stub to the 2003 LA Tofu Festival and receive $3 off admission.

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