The New Japantown

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L.A. has a couple of locales for Japanese food. There’s Little Tokyo downtown, the South Bay, Ventura Boulevard and now Sawtelle Japantown. That’s the new name for the neighborhood once called Little Osaka. What’s the area’s history, and how did it become one of the best restaurant streets in the city?

Credits

Guest:
Katherine Spiers - LA Weekly; Producer of Smarth Mouth - @katherinespiers

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Jolie Myers, Matt Holzman, Anna Scott, Christian Bordal