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Posted on: August 8, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Temecula Valley Museum’s Second Saturday presents a Japanese Summer Mini-Matsuri

2019 Japanese Summer

This Second Saturday the Temecula Valley Museum celebrates Japanese culture by hosting a Mini-Matsuri (festival). This is a free, family-friendly event with Japanese-themed games, activities, food, and live entertainment.

Come see the spectacular ancient Japanese percussion, known as Taiko drumming, presented by the Vista Buddhist Temple in Sam Hicks Monument Park. There will also be traditional Matsuri games, water yoyo, and senbonhiki, for guests to play and possibly win a special prize.

Continue the Matsuri experience inside the Temecula Valley Museum with a craft and special festival uniforms, called happi, gifted from our sister city Daisen-Namayaka, Japan! Guests can wear these robe-like vests, then take a photo at our photo wall to commemorate this event. Also take this opportunity to try out new snacks and candy native to Japan. Finally, enjoy a traditional Japanese shadow puppet show presented by Donald Smith, and a free manga art class and Japanese mask decorating with Tony Moramarco of Bigfoot Graphics.

For more information on this event or other offerings at the Temecula Valley Museum, please visit or call (951) 694-6450.

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