Aratani Theatre at the JACCC

Japanese American Cultural & Community Center (JACCC)
244 S. San Pedro St. Los Angeles, CA 90012
Tickets: 213-680-3700 /

Getting Here

The Aratani Theatre is conveniently located in the heart of Little Tokyo, Downtown Los Angeles via the 101, 110 and 5 freeways.


Parking is adjacent to the Aratani Theatre at Joe’s Auto Parks / Sho Tokyo Garage at 350 E. 2nd St. The garage is open until 12:30am.

Metro Rail

Take the Metro Gold Line to the Little Tokyo/Artist District station, three blocks from the Aratani Theatre.


Artist Sumie Kaneko

Born and raised in Chiba, Japan, Sumie Kaneko started playing koto at 5 years of age. While Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music she picked up the shamisen for the first time and immediately discovered new possibilities for both the koto and shamisen. Forever seeking new ways to express her feelings, Kaneko made her way to Berklee College of Music to study jazz vocal performance. There she integrated jazz and traditional Japanese music, creating a sound that spoke to her unique artistic vision. In 2011, she founded J-Trad and More, an alternative band that fuses her Japanese roots with the colors of jazz and freedom of rock.