A Peek Inside: 20 Recent Views of Little Tokyo | KCET
A Peek Inside: 20 Recent Views of Little Tokyo
As you may have heard, we have been spending the past few weeks exploring the neighborhood of Little Tokyo for the latest installment of our Departures project. We are starting to uncover the many layers of this fascinating community, from the last remaining fish cake factory in the neighborhood to a new wave of filmmakers housed inside a historic church.
What we've discovered is that Little Tokyo is sort of a small town in itself -- everyone knows each other, and many depend on each other for services and support. We've been fortunate enough to be able to work with many community members and leaders; here's a look at some of what we've uncovered:
Thousands of Haitian refugee families continue to be stranded in Tijuana, a city far from where they hoped would be their final destination. Since their arrival, photojournalist Omar Martínez has been documenting their Mexican lives.
Hsi Lai Temple is the largest Buddhist monastery in Southern California. Opened in 1988, it is also home to one of the best vegetarian buffets in L.A. County. But of course, they don’t advertise that. Still, all visitors, regardless of faith, are welcome.
Roughly 90 years later, the legacy of San Luis Obispo's Motel Inn still stands, along with part of the original building.