Matsuri! Japanese Festival Arts
The joyously chaotic Shinto-Buddhist festivals known as matsuri are times of recounting history, procuring the blessings of the deities for a prosperous year, and building camaraderie with friends and neighbors. Featuring more than 250 exuberant textiles and works of art - including festive dress, sculptures, screens, shrine adornments, and banners - this exhibition will envelop you in the pageantry of matsuri.
Sunday, October 13, 2002
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Fowler Museum of Cultural History
In the heart of UCLA's north campus
Opening Day Family Festival
Sunday, October 13, 2002 12-5 pm.
Matsuri! A Japanese Festival for Families
Bring your family and friends for an afternoon of Japanese culture and creativity. This FREE, not-to-miss celebration will engage your senses!
Preview this exciting new exhibition in gallery yours with visiting curator Gloria Gonick
~Weekly Gallery Talks~
Ms. Gonick leads gallery yours every Thursday night starting October 24
(excluding November 28 and December 26)
Make festival chimes with artist Flora Ito
Listen to the exhilarating sounds of the UCLA Kyodo Taiko group
Try your hands at Japanese calligraphy
Enjoy the excitement of Japanese theater and dance with Fugima Kansuma Kai
Taste Japanese treats
-Symposium Coming this Winter: The Otherworld in Matsuri (details to come in a separate announcement)
-Fall MATSURI! Family Envents
Fan Dance Workshop with dance instructor May Mori, Sunday, November 24, 1-4 pm
Origami Ornaments, Sunday, December 8, 1-4 pm
Matsuri Kites with artist Flora Ita, Saturday, December 14, 1-4 pm
Resevations required: 310-825-8655
Check the Fowler Website http://www.fowler.ucla.edu or Museum calenders for additional MATSURI! events through February.
Cost: As of October, admission to the Fowler Museum is FREE!
Wednesday -Sunday, noon to 5 pm
Thursday until 8 pm
Closed Monday and Tuesday
Location and Parking:
Enter UCLA from Sunset Blvd. at Westwood. Drive adead to the Parking Information Booth in Lot 4; parking on campus is $7.00. Convenient Fowler parking is at the northeast or southeast ends of Lot 4.