No Tofu Festival this year
I didn't notice anyone mentioning this before, but there will be no Tofu Festival in Little Tokyo this year. The Nisei Week festivities start this weekend. Yeah....the festival was definitely not improving, but I wondered why I didn't get a postcard for the festival and didn't see any mention in the Marukai shopper. I asked my friends who own a shop in Little Tokyo. They told me there wouldn't be one this year because the area normally used for the event was undergoing construction. Someone suggested the area by the cultural center, but the fees and the insurance made the event a little too costly so the plug was pulled. Sounds like there might not be another one in the forseeable future (at least in Little Tokyo). Wasn't great, but I think I might miss it. The shop owners in the area did like the spike in foot traffic too.