2015 / “Fiesta Matsuri” to celebrate Japanese and Mexican traditions, May 3

20150503 JACCC Festa Matsuri

Japanese American Cultural and Community Center in Los Angeles

FIESTA MATSURI

May 3 • 11am-4pm • JACCC Campus

Fiesta Matsuri combines the Children’s Day celebration of two communities – the apanese Kodomo no Hi and Dia de los Ninos from Mexico.

Both holidays celebrate the growth, happiness, and success of children.

This fun-filled day not only fosters an appreciation for Japanese American tradition but also connects participants to the diversity derived from multiple generations and ethnicities.

With workshops and activities designed for children of all ages, Fiesta Matsuri hopes to engage families with culture and community. Through collaboration, it also serves to create new ties and promote understanding among a diverse group of people.

CENTER BUILDING DEMONSTRATIONS

11:30 AM: MOCHI/MANJU DEMONSTRATION BY BRIAN KITO OF FUGETSUDO
11:30 AM: “WHAT IS TAIKO?” BY UCLA’S KYODO TAIKO
12:15 PM: SAMURAI ARMOR DEMONSTRATION BY DARIN
FURUKAWA & MIKE YAMASAKI
1:00 PM: TEA CEREMONY BY OGASAWARA SENCHA
1:45 PM: “BASICS OF TAIKO” BY UCLA’S KYODO TAIKO
2:30 PM: UKULELE WORKSHOP BY U-SPACE
3:00 PM: TEA CEREMONY BY OGASAWARA SENCHA

 

PLAZA PERFORMANCES ON THE NISSAN STAGE

11:00 AM: North Torrance Youth Musician Ensemble
11:45 AM: Nishi Hongwanji Child Development Center
12:30 PM: Boyle Heights Community Youth Orchestra
1:15 PM: El Marino Rainbow Taiko
2:00 PM: Tierra Blanca Arts Center
2:45 PM: Matsubayashi Shorin‐ryu of Little Tokyo
3:30 PM: Plaza de la Raza Youth Mariachi Ensemble