Over the weekend, I went with one of my roommates to Little Tokyo to eat ramen at a restaurant called Daikokuya. The town had a lot of culture and it was interesting to look at it with the prospective that this class covers. Little Tokyo has been there since the beginning of the twentieth century and has over 131 years of history. It is one of the three remaining Japanese towns in the United States, all within California. Japanese began emigrating after the Chinese Exclusion act of 1882 to replace the Chinese workforce. It is the most Japanese-populated area in the United States and is a National Historic Landmark District.
Located in the heart of Los Angeles, this further extends the broad and diverse culture that makes up the city. Los Angeles seems to be so popular because there is a place for everyone to fit in. Throughout the city are concentrations of different cultures and lifestyles where one can go to visit for traveling pleasure or live to be surrounded by people alike. Los Angeles offers an amazing source of tourism and culture that work together to support each other. For the people living in Little Tokyo, it is a place to call home where they feel comfortable and situated while for the outside visitors, it is a place of attraction and a fun place to go on the weekend. On the other hand, there are places in Los Angeles that are home to the Little Tokyo visitors, but when visited by Little Tokyo residents are also a place of adventure and tourism.