2019 Natsumatsuri Family Festival

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 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.