2015 / Hinamatsuri – Girl’s Day Celebration at the JACCC, March 1

Hinamatsuri JACCC

The Japanese American Cultural and Community Center is pleased to open the spring season of the On the Veranda Lecture Series with Hinamatsuri: Girl’s Day 5 on Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 1pm in JACCC’s exquisite South Gallery/ Tea house.

Traditionally Hinamatsuri is a special day of celebration practiced by Japanese families in honor of young girls to pray for their future happiness.

Hinamatsuri roots are placed back to an ancient custom called hina-nagashi, or “doll floating” where people would float dolls down the river to carry away the bad spirits.

Today, families with daughters display their heirloom dolls called hina-ningyo, representing the Emperor, Empress, and their attendants dressed in beautiful ancient Heian Period (794-1185) court costumes. On the day of Hinamatsuri, they celebrate by having delicious Japanese treats and drink, and “offering” it to the dolls.

This one-day workshop focuses on the traditions and symbols surrounding Hinamatsuri or Japanese Girl’s Day.

Children can learn about this special Girl’s day celebration through hands-on craft activities.

This year, the JACCC is pleased to announce that Ms. Morikami will lead a special tea ceremony demonstration with a Koto workshop & mini-concert from the graduate students of CalArts.

Tea Ceremony: Toyomi Morikami


Susie Allen : Kayagum

Quayla Bramble : Soprano

Jennifer Ingertila : Flute/piccolo

James Waterman : Percussion

Kozue Matsumoto : Koto

Rita Ueda: Composer

The Veranda is the space between man and nature, between structure and garden, between here and there. It is the space that lingers in-between, the tradition that pulls us into both worlds.

The Veranda is a Japanese cultural phenomenon that understands this space between man and nature which heightens the experience of true viewing of things that surround us. The JACCC will continue to present some of the most informative and insightful workshops by trained masters.

As space is limited, reservation required.

For more information or reservations visit wwww.jaccc.org or call (213) 628-2725

WHAT: Hinamatsuri: Girl’s Day Featuring Ogasawara Tea School

WHEN: Sunday, March 1, 2015, 1-3pm

WHERE: Japanese American Cultural and Community Center, South Gallery, 244 S. San Pedro Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

ADMISSION: $20 General Admission

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