In the heart of downtown Los Angeles is the interesting neighborhood of Little Tokyo. Here are a few shots from the afternoon.
Outside of the Buddhist temple we saw strings with paper tied to them. Omikuji are strips of paper with fortunes that can be purchased at Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples all over Japan. If you receive a good fortune, you take it home. If you receive bad fortune, you tie it to a tree or stand designated for this, and leave your bad luck behind.