2019 Natsumatsuri Family Festival

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Selected date

Saturday August 10

Selected time

11:00 AM  –  5:00 PM


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

  • The Little Kokeshi Doll reading, demonstration, and interactive kokeshi fashion show with author/illustrator Sunny Seki
  • Musical performances by Kishin Daiko and Joyce Kwon
  • Basic taiko drumming and bon odori dance lessons
  • Free samples of saataa andaagii (Okinawan deep-fried pastries)
  • Face painting by Party Face Magic and souvenir photos by Nerdbot Photo Booth
  • Fun crafts, including origami and the ever-popular Natsumatsuri paper hats
  • JANM Members Only reserved seating and express lines
  • Free admission all day to see At First Light: The Dawning of Asian Pacific America and Common Ground: The Heart of Community.

…and much more!

Please check janm.org/natsumatsuri2019 for more details.

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


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. Please use the form below.