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FREE Japanese Festival this weekend

Free events and activities
Used with permission of Kimbell Art Museum

There are some special events coming up at the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth. If you have not had the opportunity to check out the current exhibition of Samurai: Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection this is the perfect time to do so.

Matsuri! A Samuri Celebration

June 21, 2014

1:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Kimbell Art Museum presents: Matsuri! the Japanese word for “Festival” is taking place this weekend. There are numerous activities including film screenings, musical performances and demos all day long. Food trucks will be onsite food purchases. No outside food or drinks will be allowed. You are encouraged to bring your blanket to sit on as you watch the dance, music and martial art demonstrations.

The event will begin with a traditional procession of the mikosh shrine, including performance by the Dondoko Taiko Drummers. In conjunction with the event free admission to the exhibit Samurai: Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection. Several stages will be set up for a variety of performances. CLICK HERE for a schedule of performances.

In addition to the performances there will be a plethora of activities for both children and adults alike. Some of these activities will require a free ticket. Check the schedule for more details on where to obtain these tickets. No Japanese festival would be complete without Anime short films or a full length Japanese movie. Featured film screening will be Kagemusha. Best of all it is FREE!

The Way of the Warrior (“Bushidō”) in Japan: Mastering the Martial Arts and the Brush
June 20, 2014
6:00 PM

Pavilion Auditorium

This is a lecture by Richard A. Pegg on the cultivation of the body, mind and spirit of the “Way of the Warrior” in Japan from the 11th century through present time.

This event is also FREE.

For more information on either of these events, call (817) 332-8451.

3333 Camp Bowie Boulevard
Fort Worth, Texas 76107

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