Rotary Club of Little Tokyo, Los Angeles

Frances K. Hashimoto Plaza Beautification Project

Little Tokyo
336 Azusa St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
United States

Join us for our monthly community service!

This project was initiated by Rotary Club of Little Tokyo along with our friends back in April 2015 and members meet on the last Sunday of each month to explore what we can do to turn this once deserted public space to friendly community space.

Please bring your heavy-duty gloves and whatever tools you have!


Frances Kazuko Hashimoto (August 26, 1943 – November 4, 2012) was a Japanese-American businesswoman and community activist. Hashimoto was a key figure and proponent of Los AngelesLittle Tokyo neighborhood.[1][2] The head of Mikawaya since 1970, Hashimoto, the inventor of mochi ice cream, also introduced the dessert to American consumers.[2][3][4]