Natsumatsuri Family Festival

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Community Event

Aug 201310
11:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.

Japanese American National Museum
100 North Central Avenue

Los Angeles, California, 90012
United States


 FREE ALL DAY!

Celebrate the summer with our Natsumatsuri Family Festival. Our Natsumatsuri will have crafts, cultural performances and activities, and so much more!

ALL DAY ACTIVITIES:
• Celebrate Portraiture Now with a self portrait.
• Beat the heat by decorating and constructing a cool fan.
• It’s a JANM summer festival tradition! Make a wacky paper hat to show your style.
• Ruthie’s Origami Corner: Fold a hopping frog!
• Bounce around in our fun bounce house.
• Toddler Room: A fun place for our youngest guests to hang out in.
• Making wishes during the summer is a Japanese tradition. Make your own with our fun activity!

SCHEDULE:
11AM: Doors open.

11AM-3PM: Grow Your Own Media will screen print a special JANM Natsumatsuri tote bag just for you! For children only, while supplies last.
11:30AM&12:30PM: Taiko is a Japanese American tradition! Learn how to play taiko drums with JANM docent Hal Keimi.

12PM & 12:30PM – 1PM & 1:30PM – 2PM & 2:30PM: Take a family tour of our historical exhibition Common Ground: The Heart of Community with our experienced docents and learn how to fold a new origami shape!

12PM-5PM: We’ve brought back the popular activity from the kip fulbeck: part asian, 100% hapa exhibition. Take a picture and respond to the question “What Are You?”

1PM: What is Obon all about? Rev. Bill Briones of Los Angeles Hompa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple will discuss the history and traditions of Obon in Japan and the United States.

1PM-5PM: Let Party Faces give you a cool airbrush tattoo! For children only, line ends at 4:30PM.
2PM-5PM: Suehiro Kimono Agency will show you how to wear a yukata! Yukata are traditional Japanese garments worn during the summer to keep cool.

2:30PM: Get ready to dance! Los Angeles Hompa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple will show you how to dance traditional Japanese folk dances.

4PM: Rigo, the Japanese Mariachi and Lupita will delight you with their bilingual mariachi performance!

4:30PM: Enjoy a fun taiko performance by L.A. Matsuri Taiko!

5PM: Doors close.

Generously sponsored by the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs and the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.

 

JANM . Last modified Jun 26, 2013 12:19 p.m.


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