Bring family and friends for fun-filled days of exciting workshops, cultural performances, and unique craft activities.
JANM Free Family Days: Superheroes!
FREE ALL DAY
This full day of crafts, performances, and other activities will be inspired by real-life heroes as well as the fictional characters of Kaiju vs Heroes: Mark Nagata’s Journey through the World of Japanese Toys.
ALL DAY ACTIVITIES:
11:30 a.m.–12 p.m.: Ukuleles for Little Tokyo Performance
U4LT engages Japanese and Japanese American seniors while providing free ukulele instruction in Japanese and English. Reserved seating for members.
11:30 a.m.–3 p.m.: Superhero Training
Our friends from Terasaki Budokan will help kids transform basketball fun into fantastical feats of physical fitness worthy of free prizes. Run at the speed of light, fly to slam dunk, make jaw-dropping no-look passes, and sink amazing far-away shots.
12 p.m.–12:45 p.m. and 1:15 p.m.–2 p.m.: Superhero Drawing Workshop:
Any mild-mannered child can transform into a fantastic superhero by joining artist and art educator Sylvia Lopez for this interactive workshop. Learn how to quickly sketch and draw a basic human form to create your very own hero character. All levels welcome! Reserved seating for members.
12 p.m.–3 p.m.: Superhero Caricatures
Watch yourself be turned into a superhero with a caricature drawn by an artist from Taylor Entertainment. For children only. Line ends at 2:30 p.m. Express line for members.
12:30 p.m.–1 p.m.: Sho Tokyo Kendo Demonstration
Sho Tokyo Kendo of LA Minobusan Beikoku Betsuin will deliver a captivating demonstration of kendo, a traditional Japanese martial art that utilizes bamboo swords and protective armor. Reserved seating for members.
3 p.m.–3:15 p.m.: Kizuna Taiko Performance
Enjoy a performance from Kizuna Taiko, a group made up of children and adults with developmental or intellectual disabilities and their parents and siblings from the Japanese Speaking Parents Association of Children with Challenges (JSPACC). Reserved seating for members.
3:30 p.m.–3:45 p.m.: WizStars Performance
Check out WizStars, a hip-hop dance ensemble featuring individuals with developmental or intellectual disabilities and their parents or siblings from the JSPACC. Reserved seating for members.
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Sponsored by Dwight Stuart Youth Fund.