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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 rsvp@janm.org 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 10, 2019
11:00 AM—5:00 PM

Natsumatsuri Family Festival

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FREE ALL DAY

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

  • The Little Kokeshi Doll from Fukushima reading, demonstration, and interactive kokeshi fashion show with author/illustrator Sunny Seki

  • Musical performances by Kishin Daiko (taiko) and Joyce Kwon (gayageum)

  • Basic taiko drumming and bon odori dance lessons

  • Magic by Illusions by Allen and With Memories On Their Backs dance theater performance by Voices Carry

  • Face painting by Party Face Magic and souvenir photos by Nerdbot Photo Booth

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

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

  • Free admission all day to see At First Light: The Dawning of Asian Pacific America and Common Ground: The Heart of Community.

  • …and more!

    Visit janm.org/natsumatsuri2019 for complete schedule!

    This event is free, but RSVPs are requested using the link below. Those who RSVP and show their ticket at the JANM membership table at the Natsumatsuri Family Festival will be entered into a drawing for a one-year JANM family/dual level membership.

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

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