Online ticket sales end at 2pm on October 20th. You must print out your confirmation email or the tickets attached to the email and present them upon arrival. Volunteers will not have access to check Eventbrite to confirm your purchase. Tickets purchased online are nonrefundable or transferable.
Due to the Susan G. Komen: Race for the Cure on Saturday, October 20th, Japan Fest times are 11 am to 5 pm.
Immerse yourself in another culture for a day! Japan Fest will take place on Saturday, October 20th. Starting at 11 a.m. with the Kaminari Taiko Drummers, visitors will experience a day full of martial arts demonstrations, performances, exhibits, and hands-on activities, all exploring the rich culture of Japan.
Avoid the long lines! A Check In tent will be placed at the front of the museum for those guests who purchase their tickets online.
Museum Admission: Half off for Japan Fest!
$5 adults | $4 seniors, military | $3 children (7-17)
* Children 6 and under are free.
* University students with valid ID receive $4 admission.
Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden Hours and Admission
The Sculpture Garden is open 7 days a week from 10 am to 4:45 pm and on Fridays from 10 am to 8:45 pm.
Admission to the Sculpture Garden is free.
Food vendors and activities will also be available in the Sculpture Garden.
Take a look at Japan Fest, 2011
Participants for Japan Fest 2012
- Kaminari Taiko
- Japan Club of New Orleans
- Art Making Activities and Tours by NOMA
- Consulate-General of Japan in Nashville
- City of Matsue
- Shimane University: Seifuku, Contemporary Japanese School Uniform fashion show
- New Orleans Breeze (Jazz Trio)
- Louisiana State Museum
- Greater New Orleans Suzuki Forum
- Japan Society of New Orleans
- New Orleans Haiku Society
- New Orleans Kendo Club
- Crane’s Nest Go Club
- Shindoryu Aikijutsu Association of Southern Louisiana University
- New Orleans Zen Temple
- Tea Ceremony Group
- Yakiba – Japanese Sword Exhibit
- Baton Rouge Iaido (sword drawing)
- New Orleans ch 97 Ikebana International
- Japanese Weekend School
- Mecha Con
- Japanese Garden Foundation
- The Greater New Orleans Bonsai Society
- UNO – Japan: Study at Doshisha University
- Minyo Group – Japan Club of N.O.
- Kate Jensen, Kimekomi instructor
Sponsors of Japan Fest 2012:
When & Where
The New Orleans Museum of Art
MISSION: The mission of the New Orleans Museum of Art is to inspire the love of art; to collect, preserve, exhibit and present excellence in the visual arts; to educate, challenge and engage a diverse public.
VISION: The guiding vision of the New Orleans Museum of Art is to advance its position as a premier national visual arts Museum vital to the cultural and educational life of our city, state and region.