GARDENA — Yatai Fest L.A. is coming back for its second year on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 3 to 9 p.m. on 186th Street between Denker Avenue and Harvard Boulevard in Gardena.

The family-friendly event will feature Japanese food, a beer garden, live entertainment, and kids’ activities.

Beneficiaries include Tsunami Baseball, South Bay Judo and Northstars Basketball.

Hosted by Japan Alliance, Councilmember Joe Buscaino and Sapporo Beer.

Japan Alliance is a charitable entity formed to bridge the gap between Japanese and Japanese Americans through health, culture, and the mutual exchange of information via events, seminars, and collaboration with other nonprofit entities. Info: or

Photo by J.K. YAMAMOTO/Rafu Shimpo

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