11/01/23 A Hauntingly Good Time for All!
On Saturday, October 28th, Terasaki Budokan hosted the Haunted Little Tokyo Scavenger Hunt. This event is connected to the larger “Haunted Little Tokyo” celebration, which was started by local businesses in the community to draw more folks to Little Tokyo. Besides the scavenger hunt, there are also ghost tours and the famous block party!
This was the first year that Budokan took over the role of running the scavenger hunt and we can’t thank everyone involved enough! Our facility saw over 1,200 guests participate in this celebration. One attendee said, “We had a great time at the scavenger hunt with our kid! We were searching online for a family-friendly Halloween event good for a one-year-old, and your event was great! Great venue and staff, as well!”
Our event had three community partners, Haunted Little Tokyo, Go Little Tokyo, and the Little Tokyo Community Council. Additionally, we had the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center, Cafe Dulce x Japangeles, and the Japanese American National Museum as candy stops. Plus, the Little Tokyo Library Branch, Kizuna, Assemblymember Miguel Santiago, and Angel City FC (ACFC) had booths and activities for guests at Budokan! We want to give a big thank you to our sponsors, ACFC and Ori-gen, for supporting this event and to Kirin for donating the BOOze for our beer garden!
Once the event came to an end, one volunteer said that she loved how this event brought people to the community and that it was great seeing the kids get to enjoy Halloween festivities. Another volunteer said that he had so much fun working the event and can’t wait for the next opportunity!
Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate with us and to our wonderful team of volunteers who helped this event go smoothly! Click this link to see all of the photos our photographer, Joe Akira, captured of the event and click this link to see our recap reel on Instagram. We also interviewed the owner of Cafe Dulce, James Choi, who is one of the small business owners that started Haunted Little Tokyo. Click this link to watch the interview!