Series: Family Festivals
All programs are free for Museum members and free with general admission for non-members, unless otherwise noted. Events are subject to change.
Reservations are recommended for most programs (RSVPs not needed for Family Festivals). Some programs may have separate reservation contacts. Please check program description. Please RSVP at least 48 hours in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 213.625.0414. Please indicate the name, date, and time of the program, as well as your name and the total in your party.
For all classes, workshops, and food tours, pre-payment is required to hold your space. Please call 213.625.0414 or purchase tickets online using the links below. Cancellations must be made 48 hours in advance or no refund will be issued.
JANM Free Family Days: Okinawan Traditions
FREE ALL DAY
In conjunction with the opening of Sugar/Islands: Finding Okinawa in Hawai‘i, join us for a day of performances, crafts, and activities celebrating Okinawan culture.
ALL DAY ACTIVITIES:
11:30 a.m.: Learn to draw a pair of shiisaa in our drawing workshop.
1 p.m.: Listen to live sanshin-minyo (traditional folk songs accompanied by Okinawan banjo) performed by Yuna and Tida.
1:15 p.m.: Enjoy traditional Okinawan dances performed by Tamagusukuryu Kansen-Kai, Yonamine Keiko Ryubu Dojo.
1:30 p.m.: Take in a stimulating concert by Aloha Time Machine, featuring reggae- and blues-influenced ukulele player Jason Arimoto and Afro-Cuban percussionist Brad Ranola.
2 p.m.: Join us for a panel discussion and reception on the occasion of the opening of our new exhibition, Sugar/Islands: Finding Okinawa in Hawai‘i. Curator Krystal Hauseur, PhD, and artists Laura Kina and Emily Hanako Momohara will talk about the ideas, histories, and inspirations behind their exhibition.
3 p.m.: Enjoy an authentic Okinawan taiko performance by the Los Angeles branch of Ryukukoku Matsuri Daiko, founded in Okinawa in 1982.
3:30 p.m.: Close out the day with some bluegrass-inspired pop by Okinawan musician Banjo Ai.
3:50 p.m.: Winners of the Okinawan Gifts Raffle will be announced!
Natsumatsuri Family Festival
FREE ALL DAY
Join us for our annual summer celebration featuring Japanese and Japanese American performances, crafts, and activities.
Please check back for more information.