Celebrate summer with a day of family fun—crafts, music, and LA’s first tea festival!
Fun Crafts & Activities for Families
- Have your picture taken in a special cutout designed by artist Stan Sakai and decorate a picture frame to go with it!
- Don’t leave a spot with your teacup! Decorate a coaster!
- Ruthie’s Origami Corner: Add to the rabbits (& Labbits) appearing around the museum by making your own origami rabbit!
- Toddler Room: A cool place for toddlers to hang out.
CONCERT: Ayagoromo - Mindful Transitions
Traditional Japanese Folk songs assimilated within Modern World Music sensibilities. Yoko Fujimoto and Derek Nakamoto bring an eclectic ensemble of musicians to Tateuchi Democracy Forum.
Vocalist Fujimoto, member of the internationally acclaimed Japanese group Kodo, and Composer/Arranger/Pianist Nakamoto will be joined by guest artist Kaoru Watanabe on Japanese Woodwinds & Percussion, Abe Lagrimas Jr. on Ukelele, Vibes & Percussion and Cameron Stone on Cello. Yoko beautifully exemplifies her mastery of singing Japanese folk songs.
The songs will be “framed” with a modern twist of Impressionistic Jazz, Classical and R&B for which Derek is known. The concert will debut new works reflecting the goal of preserving the essence of traditional music with arrangements that make the songs relevant to the present generation.
$10 members; $15 non-members. Tickets can be purchased here.
Co-presented by Kodo Arts Sphere America.
Los Angeles Tea Festival by Chado Tea lovers will experience a world of teas and tea cultures as they enjoy focused tastings of teas from many origins, meet new and established authors and tea company exhibitors inside the National Museum. Featured guest speaker will be James Norwood Pratt: Tea Author, Historian & Story Teller.
The Tea Festival will be opened on August 13 & 14, 2011 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily. Admission to the tea festival will be $15.00 per person at the door and advance purchase before July 31 of $10.00 per person or $10.00 per person for all JANM members.
Tickets can be purchased at any Chado Tea Room or online at www.TeaFestivalLA.com or www.LATeaFestival.net.