11th Annual Summer Festival on the Courtyard: Kaeru's Carnival

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Aug 200915

Japanese American National Museum
369 East First Street
Los Angeles , California, 90012
United States

11th Annual Summer Festival on the Courtyard: Kaeru's Carnival
Celebrate summer at the National Museum with a day of fun carnival games, foods, crafts, and performances for the entire family.

All day craft activities:

  • Celebrate the exhibition Kokeshi: From Folk Toy to Art Toy and construct a kokeshi creation!
  • Inspired by the Japanese tradition of using paper lanterns in summer festivals, make a decorative paper lantern of your own.


    12 :00 – 4:00 PM – Get your face painted!

    3:00 PM – Learn about Taiko and how to hit the giant drums from Kyodo Taiko!

    3:30 PM – Enjoy a Special Kyodo Taiko performance!

    4:00 PM – Learn how to do an obon dance!

    4:30 PM – Come listen to the exciting sounds of Progressive Taiko!

    This program is sponsored in part by the generous support of the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs

    Help Support the Museum by buying a lunch! BBQ on the Courtyard. Plate lunch includes: BBQ top sirloin, baked beans, green salad, shrimp cocktail, and a drink. $10.00 presale/$12.50 on the day of. All proceeds will go to support the National Museum's programs. If interested, please contact Koji at ksakai@janm.org.


    JANM . Last modified Jul 09, 2010 12:12 p.m.

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