Secret Japanese Village - Atlas Obscura

Los Angeles, California

Secret Japanese Village

Take a rare opportunity to step inside the hidden world of L.A.-based fashion designer Peter Lai, with an incredible private tour lead by the artist himself.

There is a Japanese Village in Downtown L.A., 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 several decades.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

  • Note there are three (3) different tour start times: 9:45 a.m., 11:15 a.m., and 12:45 p.m.
  • 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.
  • Do NOT park at the gas station. Street parking is available, please read signs carefully and park at your own discretion.
  • 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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Advance tickets only. All sales final. No refunds or exchanges.

This event is part of a series of Chase Sapphire Selected experiences.  Questions or concerns about this experience? Email SapphireQuestions@AtlasObscura.com for help.