East of Bunker Hill, Little Tokyo is an appealing collection of historic sites, restaurants and galleries, centred around the Japanese Village Plaza, a touristy outdoor mall at 335 E 2nd St and Central Avenue. Nearby, the comprehensive Japanese American National Museum, 100 N Central Ave, houses exhibits on everything from origami to traditional furniture and folk craftwork to the story of the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. Just north and set in a former police garage renovated by Frank Gehry, the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, 152 N Central Ave, is used for the edgier temporary shows of the Museum of Contemporary Art.

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