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Throwback Thursday: Yamashiro’s Miniature Village


In celebration of Throwback Thursday, we are sharing a piece of Yamashiro’s history. Pictured above is a photograph of the miniature village which once sat upon the grounds of Yamashiro.

In 1914, the Bernheimer Brothers built a mansion in the Hollywood hills and named it “Yamashiro,” which means “Mountain Palace” in Japanese. The brothers were large importers of Oriental art, hence the great Pagoda, and this amazingly tiny village featuring small houseboats floating through a maze of little canals.

Unfortunately, around World War II the grounds went through much turnover and lost much of the Japanese ornamentation in the process, including the miniature village. Luckily, we at least have these photographs to give us a glimpse of what it must have been like.

October 27th, 2014 No Comments

‘Tis the Season for Pumpkin Brulee

pumpkin brulee

‘Tis the season for pumpkin flavored dishes. If you’ve been to a coffee shop recently you probably know what we’re talking about. At Yamashiro we like to push the envelope and use pumpkin in unique and creative ways.

With that said, we present to you the pumpkin brulee – a delightful dessert for fans of both pumpkin spice and creme brulee. It’s our spin on the traditional creme brulee, featuring pumpkin-enhanced custard and a caramelized layer inside an edible, miniature pumpkin. This is complemented by a pumpkin seed and cayenne brittle. It’s a delicious, rich dessert for Autumn.

The pumpkin brulee will be served at Yamashiro until Thanksgiving. Have you had it before? Let us know what you think in the comments!

October 17th, 2014 No Comments

Yamashiro Used in Oliver Heldens Music Video

Fans of house music will most likely be familiar with producer Oliver Heldens, currently the #1 house artist in the UK. If you’ve seen his video for the hit song “Koala,” you may have seen a familiar location in the video – Yamashiro!

Not a stranger to film shoots, Yamashiro is often used in movies, television and music videos because of its unique look and location in the Hollywood Hills. Heldens chose to use Yamashiro as the backdrop for the epic Samurai battle in his video. We won’t spoil the whole thing though. Check it out for yourself!

We welcome film crews for location work of all types. Our venue offers a multitude of options for filming and photography. For more information about having your next shoot at Yamashiro, please contact our Special Events Department at (323) 466-5125 or email johnb@yamashirohollywood.com.

September 23rd, 2014 No Comments