Spring is in bloom and the Bowers is celebrating with traditional Japanese dance, music, and art. Enjoy face-painting, fish printmaking, sumi-e (brush painting), and a special Japanese treat.
Location: Norma Kershaw Auditorium. Festival is free. General admission to Bowers Museum is free on Festival Sundays for members and Santa Ana residents only.
Schedule of events:
11 a.m.-3 p.m. Activities (candy sculpting by Shan, display by Kofu Bonsai Kai Club, origami demonstration by Long Beach Japanese Language School, face-painting, mochi treats, and art projects including sumi-e and fish prints for the entire family.
12 p.m.: Claremont Taiko
12:30 p.m.: Shamisen performance by Mike Penny
12:50 p.m.: Intermission
1:30 p.m.: Classical and modern dances of Japan by Fujima Seiyumi Kai
2:15 p.m.: Rock duo CRIBABI Japan
2:45 p.m.: L.A. Taiko
“Guo Pei: Couture beyond” (through July 14)
“Sacred Realms: Temple Murals by Shashi Dhoj Tulachan from the Gayle And Edward P. Roski Collection (ongoing)
“Spirits and Headhunters: Art of the Pacific Islands (ongoing)
“Ancient Arts of China: A 5,000-Year Legacy” (ongoing)
“First Californians” (ongoing)
For more information, call (714) 567-3600 or visit www.bowers.org.