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Date: Saturday, 10 August, 2019       Time: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Japanese American National Museum (janm.org)
100 N. Central Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012

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

Our popular annual summer celebration features Japanese and Japanese American performances, crafts, and activities for the whole family.


Saturday, August 10, 2019

11 am - 5 pm

All Day Activities

  • Summer Photo Booth
    Grab some fun props and take a souvenir photo with friends and family, courtesy of Nerdbot. Express Line for members!
  • Summer Shades
    Decorate some snazzy sunglasses to show off your style this summer.
  • Paper Hats
    A JANM summer tradition! Design your own unique paper hat.
  • Ruthie’s Origami Corner
    Learn to fold a paper lantern, a colorful summer festival decoration!
  • Scavenger Hunt
    Take some time to explore JANM’s exhibitions, find all the items on our scavenger hunt list, and win a prize (one per participant, while supplies last).
  • Bubble Fun
    Make bubbles with Bubblemania and Co. using wands shaped like flowers, butterflies, dinosaurs, dolphins, and more! We’ll also have bubble hoops that make giant bubbles and bubble racquets and baskets that let bunches of bubbles swirl and float around. Express Line for members!
  • Face Painting
    Put on your best summer festival face with Party Magic Face. For children only. Line ends at 4:30 p.m. Express Line for members!
  • Okinawan Treats
    Sample fresh saataa andaagii deep-fried pastries - while supplies last. Limit one per person. Express Line for members!
  • Toddler Room
    Check out this cheerful place for parents and toddlers to relax and play. Disney’s Big Hero 6 in which a young tech whiz named Hiro saves his city with the help of his inflatable robot Baymax, as well as his friends Go Go Tomago, Wasabi, Honey Lemon, and Fre will be playing all day. Note: all children must be supervised by an accompanying adult at all times.

Schedule Activities 

Please check back for updated schedule. 


Nisei Week Festival: See Nisei Week Tips Page 
Natsumatsuri is held in conjunction with Nisei Week Festival, Little Tokyo's biggest annual event. Make your plans early! 


Saturday, 10 August, 2019


Japanese American National Museum (janm.org)
Phone: (213) 625-0414
Website: Click to Visit

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