Past Meetup

(NO HOST) Natsumatsuri & Tanabata Festival August 10-11, 2013 Taiko Drums

Japanese American National Museum

100 North Central Avenue · Los Angeles, CA

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For those that couldn't make it to the printing class...try this for a fun day with the family

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Details

http://youtu.be/Y1zo2pjc5Rw

FOR THOSE OF YOU THAT COULDN'T MAKE THE PRINTING CLASS...BUT WANT TO DO SOMETHING WITH THE FAMILY

CULTURAL PERFORMANCES & DEMONSTRATIONS

11:30AM

12:30PM

Taiko Demonstrations

Taiko is a Japanese American tradition! Learn how to play taiko drums with JANM docent Hal Keimi 1PM Obon History & Traditions

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 2PM – 5PM Try on a yukata and have your picture taken!

Suehiro Kimono Agency will dress you in a yukata so you can have a special picture to take home! Yukata are traditional light Japanese garments worn during the summer to keep cool. (For children only. Line ends at 4:30PM) 2:30PM Obon Dance Demonstration

Get ready to dance! Los Angeles Hompa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple will show you how to dance traditional Obon dances 4PM Japanese Mariachi

Join us for our first mariachi concert at JANM! Roger Del Norte, the Japanese mariachi singer, will perform with the Mariachi band MEXICAPAN. Mariachi singer Lupita Infante will join as a special guest for the concert 4:30PM Taiko Performance

Enjoy a fun taiko performance by L.A. Matsuri Taiko! ACTIVITIES All Day Bounce House

Bounce around in our fun bounce house All Day Toddler Room

A fun place for our youngest guests to hang out All Day Make a Tanzaku Wish!

Making wishes during the summer is a Japanese tradition. Write your own with our fun activity! 11AM – 3PM JANM Natsumatsuri Tote Bag

Grow Your Own Media will screen print a special JANM Natsumatsuri tote bag just for you (For children only. While supplies last)

12PM/12:30PM

1PM/1:30PM

2PM/2:30PM

Common Ground Tours + Origami Lessons

Take a family tour of

Common Ground: The Heart of Community (http://www.janm.org/exhibits/commonground)

with our experienced docents, followed by an origami lesson! 12PM – 5PM “What Are You?” Photo Activity

We’ve brought back the popular activity from the

kip fulbeck: part asian, 100% hapa (http://www.janm.org/exhibits/kipfulbeck)

exhibition. Take a picture and respond to the question “What Are You?” 1PM – 5PM Airbrush Tattoos

Let Party Faces give you a cool airbrush tattoo (For children only. Line ends at 4:30PM) ALL-DAY CRAFTS Self Portrait

Celebrate

Portraiture Now: Asian American Portraits of Encounter (http://www.janm.org/exhibits/portraiture-now)

(on view through September 22, 2013) with a self portrait Make a custom fan

Beat the heat by decorating and constructing a cool fan Molded Paper Hats

It’s a JANM summer festival tradition! Make a wacky paper hat to show your style Origami

Ruthie’s Origami Corner: Fold a hopping frog

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