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Series: Family Festivals

All programs are free for JANM members and included with admission for non-members, unless otherwise noted. Events are subject to change.

Reservations are recommended for most programs; you may use the links below. You may also RSVP by emailing or calling 213.625.0414 at least 48 hours in advance. Please indicate the name, date, and time of the program, as well as your name and the number of people in your party. (RSVPs are not accepted for Family Festivals). For all ticketed events (classes, workshops, food tours, etc.), pre-payment is required to hold your space. Cancellations must be made 48 hours in advance or no refund will be issued.


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

Natsumatsuri Family Festival



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, 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 and Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles.

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