Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Music Special Events
Performance: LA Nebuta
Sunday, November 17, 2019
12:30 pm–2:20 pm: 1st Performance 12:30-12:35, 2nd 1:05-1:10, 3rd 1:40-1:45, 4th 2:15-2:20
Zev Yaroslavsky Plaza | LACMA
Free and open to the public
Join us for a little taste of the Nebuta Festival, which is one of the most famous festivals in Aomori Prefecture Japan.
On display will be an enormous paper lantern float depicting the Japanese folk hero Kintoki by Nebuta Master Hiroo Takenami.
Large hand-painted paper floats, like this one, are the highlight of the Nebuta Festival.
A series of short performances by taiko drummers, flute and hand cymbal players, and dancers will take place in front of the float at 12:30, 1:05, 1:40, and 2:15 pm.
The LA Nebuta Bayashi was founded in 2008 when Nebuta spread to Los Angeles and first debuted at the Nisei Week Parade in Little Tokyo.
The program is held in conjunction with the exhibition Every Living Thing: Animals in Japanese Art.