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Natsumatsuri Family Festival

Saturday, August 18, 2018
11:00 AM — 5:00 PM


Please note new date!

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

  • Performances by TAIKOPROJECT, San Fernando Valley Taiko, The Grateful 4, Kaulana Ka Hale Kula O Na Pua O Ka Aina, and Asia America Youth Symphony Jazz Quartet

  • Free souvenir photos at our summer-themed photo booth, face painting, and bubble fun

  • Free samples of saataa andaagii (Okinawan deep-fried pastries)

  • Traditional Japanese tea ceremony

  • Basic taiko drumming and bon odori dance lessons

  • Fun crafts including origami and the ever-popular Natsumatsuri paper hats

  • JANM Members Only reserved seating and express lines

  • Free admission all day to see – 15 years of the hapa project and Common Ground: The Heart of Community.

  • …and more!

    Visit for complete schedule of performances, activities, and crafts.

    Supported by Los Angeles County Arts Commission; Dwight Stuart Youth Fund; Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles; and The Nissan Foundation.



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