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JANM Hosts the Natsumatsuri Family Festival on August 12, 2023

LOS ANGELES, CA – Japanese American National Museum (JANM) will host the Natsumatsuri Festival on Saturday, August 12, 2023, from 11 a.m.–5 p.m. The Museum’s annual summer celebration features free cultural performances, crafts, and activities for families and kids of all ages. Admission to Natsumatsuri is free but RSVPs are requested.

The festivities will include performances by TAIKOPROJECT and Yu-ki Project, souvenir photos by cre8tive outlets, fun summer-themed crafts and origami, a scavenger hunt for prizes, exclusive benefits available to JANM Members, free admission to see Don’t Fence Me In: Coming of Age in America’s Concentration Camps and Glenn Kaino: Aki’s Market, and so much more! JANM will also be posting select performances and activities on the Museum’s YouTube channel and Instagram throughout the day.

The full schedule of events and details will be posted on


About the Japanese American National Museum (JANM)

Established in 1985, JANM promotes understanding and appreciation of America’s ethnic and cultural diversity by sharing the Japanese American experience. Located in the historic Little Tokyo district of downtown Los Angeles, JANM is a hybrid institution that straddles traditional museum categories and strives to provide a voice for Japanese Americans as well as a forum that enables all people to explore their own heritage and culture. Since opening to the public in 1992, JANM has presented over 70 exhibitions onsite while traveling 17 exhibits to venues such as the Smithsonian Institution and the Ellis Island Museum in the United States, and to several leading cultural museums in Japan and South America. JANM is open on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday–Sunday from 11 a.m.–5 p.m. and on Thursday from 12 p.m.–8 p.m. JANM is free every third Thursday of the month. On all other Thursdays, JANM is free from 5 p.m.–8 p.m. For more information, visit or follow us on social media @jamuseum.