Hello Stranger is located in the beating heart of Little Tokyo, and that’s nocoincidence. Just as with every other element that makes up Hello Stranger, the location speaks to another piece of the story.
Japan has a thriving low rider scene, and it’s not just thriving, it’s legit as hell. And it’s not just about shallow imitation, they approach the chicano lifestyle with a respect for detail and tradition, from the revered and exacting art of pin striping to the, “cholo” slang, down to the tattoos. We’ve got mad love for them, and they’ve got mad love for us.
We’re also walking distance from downtown L.A.’s burgeoning Arts District, minutes from Chinatown, just around the corner from the Geffen Contemporary and down the street from the historic Olvera Street and Union Station. In other words, we’re at the intersection of old, new and reincarnation; the pillars of our Los Angeles narrative.