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2017 Natsumastsuri Family Festival (Annual Summer Celebration Featuring Japanese & Japanese American Performances, Crafts & Activities)

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Date: Saturday, 19 August, 2017       Time: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
This Event is 1 Day.
Japanese American National Museum (janm.org)
100 N. Central Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Phone: (213) 625-0414
Location Website: Click to Visit

Join us for our annual summer celebration featuring Japanese and Japanese American performances, crafts, and activities.

Free All Day!

Saturday, August 19, 2017

11 am 5 pm

All Day Activities
Happi Coat Photo Booth
Take home a souvenir photo of yourself in a traditional happi coat, courtesy of Nerdbot. Express Line for members

Natsumatsuri Pinwheels
Put a colorful spin on your summer by making a JANM pinwheel

Natsumatsuri Hats
It wouldn't be Natsumatsuri without JANM's signature paper hats! Make one that shows off your personal style.

Ruthie's Origami Corner
Learn how to fold a jumping frog!

Paper Cranes for Peace
Help us fold paper cranes for Harvest for Hope, a project that aims to collect 1.5 million cranes in memory of children who died during the Holocaust. This activity is inspired by Sadako Sasaki, a young girl who folded over 1,000 paper cranes in hopes of recovering from illness caused by the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima. One of Sadako's original cranes is on display now in JANM's Hirasaki National Resource Center.

Okinawan Treats
Sample freshly made saataa andaagii-delicious deep-fried pastries-while supplies last. Limit one per person.

Museum Scavenger Hunt
While exploring JANM's exhibitions, find all of the items on our scavenger hunt list and win a prize.

Toddler Room
Bring your toddlers here to relax and play with other toddlers. Note: all children must be supervised by an accompanying adult at all times.

Scheduled Activities


Koshin Taiko Performance
Get the day off to a great start with Koshin Taiko, known for their rousing kumi-daiko (ensemble taiko) performances using okedou (rope-tightened) drums.
12:30p.m.Bon Odori Community Dance
Join our group bon odori (traditional dance), led by Elaine Fukumoto.


Yuujou Daiko Performance
Keep the energy going with San Gabriel's Yuujou Daiko, a taiko troupe whose name means "friendship."Reserved seating for members!


Taiko Workshop with Yuujou Daiko
After an inspiring performance, you can try your own hand at taiko drumming with the help of members of Yuujou Daiko.


Martial Arts Demonstration by Aikido Cultural Institute
Aikido is Japan's nonviolent, non-competitive martial arts form. A variety of instructors from the institute will demonstrate elements of aikido, iaido (swordsmanship), and classical weapons arts. The audience will be invited to participate at the end. Reserved seating for members!


Letters to Eve Performance
Letters to Eve is an epic World War II musical about the power of music and literature, centered on the stories of an incarcerated Japanese American family and a black jazz musician captured during Germany's occupation of France. Join select cast members as they perform songs from their hit production.


Minyo Station Performance
Bring the day to a close with Minyo Station's unique blend of traditional Japanese folk music and contemporary Western influences.

Please check back for updated schedule.

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Celebrate the Japanese Culture food, performances and dancing.

(Please always confirm date & times, the schedule could change)

Japanese American National Museum (janm.org), 100 N. Central Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012


Saturday, 19 August, 2017


Location Website: Click to Visit


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