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Natsumatsuri Family Festival in Los Angeles
Join the 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.
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.
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