fiesta matsuri graphicFiesta Matsuri, a multiethnic celebration of children, will take place Sunday, May 1, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center, 244 S. San Pedro St. in Little Tokyo.

This celebration of Kodomo no Hi and Día de los Niños will include arts and crafts workshops, games, food, and performances on the plaza.

Performance line-up:

11 a.m.: Opening welcome from JACCC President/CEO Leslie Ito and Los Angeles City Councilmember Jose Huizar

11:15 a.m.: Danza Azteca Ajolote

11:55 a.m.: Nishi Hongwanji Child Development Center

12:20 p.m.: Boyle Heights Community Youth Orchestra

12:50 p.m.: El Marino Niji Daiko

1:20 p.m.: Plaza de la Raza Mariachi

2 p.m.: North Torrance Elementary Ukulele Ensemble

2:30 p.m.: Ballet Folklorico de Carolina

3:10 p.m.: Fujima Kansei Odori Kai


11:15 a.m. and 2:15 p.m.: Japanese and Mexican folktale stories and activities by Jane Yamashita Shirk

11:45 a.m.: Mochi/manju demo with Brian Kito of Fugetsudo

12:15 p.m. Danza workshop by Danza Azteca Ajolote

1:15 p.m.: Taiko Basics by UCLA Kyodo

3:15 p.m.: Taiko Basics by UCLA Kyodo Taiko

Arts and crafts will be offered by Self-Help Graphics, Kizuna, and the Tanabata Festival.

For more information, call (213) 628-2725 or visit

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