Fiesta Matsuri, a multiethnic celebration for children and families that combines Kodomo no Hi (May 5) and Día de los Niños (April 30), was held May 3 at the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center in Little Tokyo. Above: El Marino Rainbow Taiko. (Photo by Ken Shrivastava)
The festival featured kazari from the upcoming Tanabata Matsuri in Little Tokyo. (Photo by Ken Shrivastava)
Children enjoyed a variety of arts and crafts in the plaza. (Photo by Steve Koyama)
Families learned how to fold origami cranes. (Photo by Ken Shrivastava)
At U-Space, Brian Kito of Fugetsu-do gave a mochi/manju demonstration. (Photo by Steve Koyama)
Other activities included taiko and ukulele workshops, samurai armor and tea ceremony demonstrations, plus performances by North Torrance Youth Musician Ensemble, Nishi Hongwanji Child Development Center, Boyle Heights Community Youth Orchestra, Tierra Blanca Arts Center, Matsubayashi Shorin-ryu of Little Tokyo, and Plaza de la Raza Youth Mariachi Ensemble.