Japan America Society of Southern California
Building Japan-America Relationships Since 1909
 
 
Southern California's Largest Kiting Event!

    

The JAPAN AMERICA KITE FESTIVAL® is the largest Japan related kite festival in Southern California and one of the most “family friendly” kite festivals worldwide!

Come join us at our new home in Santa Monica!


Sunday, October 16, 2016
11:00am to 4:00pm Download Program

Santa Monica Pier Parking and North Side of Santa Monica Pier
Map


Free Admission! 


Go Metro and receive a free kite and Bruce Tea! (while supplies last)
For more details, click here.

Take the Metro Expo Line to Downtown Santa Monica Station and walk four short blocks to the Santa Monica Pier. For your best route, use the Metro Trip Planner or call (323) Go Metro (323.466.3876).




Come with family and friends to enjoy Japanese and international kites of all sizes and colors! Kite Workshop and games for Children, Japanese food & cultural booths, GIANT Show kites, Taiko drum performance, Kite Candy Drops for kids, Sport Kite demonstrations and much more!

         

              


Activities
  • Food vendors
  • Children's kite workshop
  • Kid's game corner with Japanese festival games and cultural activities
  • Introductory lessons on precision sport kite by world champion, Ken Emi
Japanese Cultural Entertainment
  • Taiko drum performances 
  • Traditional Japanese folk dancing and cultural demonstrations
Checkout our official Facebook page for updates!
Show schedule will be announced about a week prior to the event.

Presented by Japan America Society of Southern California




The Japan America Kite Festival® is an annual event held in early Fall. Starting in 2016, the festival has a new home in Santa Monica!

Initiated in 1996 by Up Up & Away Kites and Up Up & Away Kite Club in Seal Beach, the Festival was joined by the Japan America Society of Southern California in 2000, when the Festival also took on its current, trademarked name. 

The Japan America Kite Festival® attracts over 12,000 visitors and it is dedicated to educating the general public about the joy of kite flying, the variety and styles of kites, with a growing focus on Japanese kites and traditional Japanese kite making.

Come with family and friends to enjoy Japanese and international kites of all sizes and colors! Kite Workshop and games for Children, Japanese food & cultural booths, 50' x 100' Giant Show kites, Taiko drum performance, Kite Candy Drops for kids, Kite Battles and Stunt Kite demonstrations and much more!

The Japan America Society annually hosts HITACHI Japanese Kite Workshops, inviting a traditional Edo Kite Master from Japan to benefit underprivileged children in the greater Los Angeles region. The Edo Kite Master will have a variety of kites for you to see up and close, and demonstrate how to fly a Japanese style kite! Don't miss his famous 160 yard US-JAPAN train kite!


Presented by Japan America Society of Southern California


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