The Japanese American National Museum provides free family day event Natsu Matsuri Family Festival on Saturday, Aug. 19, from 11 am to 5 pm.
Japanese American National Museum
100 North Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Forwarded for the Japanese American National Museum
Natsu Matsuri Family Festival
All Day Activities
Happi Coat Photo Booth
Take home a souvenir photo of yourself in a traditional happi coat, courtesy of Nerdbot. Express Line for members!
Put a colorful spin on your summer by making a JANM pinwheel.
It wouldn’t be Natsumatsuri without JANM’s signature paper hats! Make one that shows off your personal style.
Ruthie’s Origami Corner
Learn how to fold a jumping frog!
Paper Cranes for Peace
Help us fold paper cranes for Harvest for Hope, a project that aims to collect 1.5 million cranes in memory of children who died during the Holocaust. This activity is inspired by Sadako Sasaki, a young girl who folded over 1,000 paper cranes in hopes of recovering from illness caused by the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima. One of Sadako’s original cranes is on display now in JANM’s Hirasaki National Resource Center.
Sample freshly made saataa andaagii—delicious deep-fried pastries—while supplies last. Limit one per person.
Museum Scavenger Hunt
While exploring JANM’s exhibitions, find all of the items on our scavenger hunt list and win a prize.
Bring your toddlers here to relax and play with other toddlers. Note: all children must be supervised by an accompanying adult at all times.