LAIKA in Portland, Oregon, the award-winning animation studio whose next movie Kubo and the Two Strings will be released nationwide on Friday, Aug. 19, will feature the pop-up exhibit “The Artistry of Kubo: A Magical LAIKA Experience” at the Japanese American National Museum to coincide with the start of Nisei Week, the annual festival celebrating Japanese American culture and history in the Little Tokyo neighborhood of Downtown Los Angeles.
Visitors will get a behind-the-scenes interactive peek at Kubo and the Two Strings through puppets, sets, props, monsters, origami, and costumes from the production presented in JANM’s George & Sakaye Aratani Central Hall from Saturday, Aug. 13 to Tuesday, Aug. 30.
Admission to “The Artistry of Kubo: A Magical LAIKA Experience” will be free and separate from admission to the other exhibitions currently on view at JANM.
Kubo and the Two Strings is an epic action-adventure film set in a fantastical Japan. Clever, kindhearted Kubo ekes out a humble living, telling stories to the people of his seaside town. But his quiet existence is shattered when he accidentally summons a spirit from his past which storms down from the heavens to enforce an age-old vendetta.
MPAA-rated “PG,” Kubo and the Two Strings opens nationwide from Focus Features on Friday, Aug. 19.