Experience Japanese cuisine and culture at the Japanese Food Festival on Sunday, Nov. 4, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Banquet Room and Japanese Garden of the Double Tree Hotel (formerly the Kyoto Grand), 120 S. Los Angeles St. in Little Tokyo.
At the hotel, the opening program will include a kagami-wari (sake barrel ceremony) at 11:30 a.m. There will be a tuna filleting demonstration at 12 p.m., a sushi-eating contest at 1:30 p.m. and a sushi chef contest at 2:30 p.m. There will also be a jazz, koto and taiko concert.
Attendees can sample sushi, ramen, soba, beef bowl, sake, beer, shochu, wine and more.
Tickets are $60 (all you can eat). Advance tickets are sold out, but tickets will be available at the door. For more information, visit www.jraamerica.com.
Sponsors: Consulate General of Japan in Los Angeles, California Sea Urchin Commission, International Marine Products Inc., JFC International Inc., Mutual Trading Co. Inc., Shirakiku, JTB, Katsu-ya, Asahi, Kirin, Sapporo Beer, Los Angeles Fish Co., Seafood Marketing Inc., Kikkoman, Suzumo, True World Foods, Yamamotoyama of America, Japanese Community Health Inc., JCC, JETRO Los Angeles.