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Los Angeles, California

Secret Japanese Village

Step inside the private collection of fashion designer, Peter Lai.

There is a Japanese Village in Downtown LA, a secret world created by fashion designer, Peter Lai.  Dolls, kimonos, extravagant costumes, antiques, ceramics, lanterns, scrolls, and other objects have been organized into a temple, theater, tea room, and doll shop.

Join Field Agent Robert Hemedes as we explore this private collection of Japanese treasures gathered by Lai over the past twenty plus years.

**Second tour added from 10:45 am to 12 pm**


  • This event is for adults only, 18 and up.
  • Secret location! Meet outside the Valero Gas Station: 500 S Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA, 90013
  • Because this is a very small space, backpacks and large purses are NOT allowed. Please leave them in the trunk of your vehicle.
  • Many of the items you will see are also for sale, cash only.
  • Bring your cameras for an amazing photo opp!

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