Nima-kai Oshogatsu Traditions

Share your Nikkei Oshogatsu photos!

Discover Nikkei is compiling photos to share our global Nikkei community’s New Year traditions. We want to see all your favorite dishes, family gatherings, or special traditions that you use to ring in the new year!

All photos must be submitted by January 8, 2021 to be included in this special project.

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Nima-kai Oshogatsu Traditions

In conjunction with the Japanese American National Museum’s Oshogatsu Virtual Family Festival (January 3–8, 2021), Discover Nikkei compiled photos to share our global Nikkei community’s New Year traditions.


We recommend you use the slideshow view to check out the photos shared by our Nima-kai community.


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erikmatsu (Chicago, Illinois, United States)

Erik Matsunaga is a Hapa Yonsei whose family originally settled in California, but resettled in Chicago after World War II. He has shared stories about his family, projects to map historic Japanese American neighborhoods in Chicago, Nikkei martial artists, and other articles about the Chicago community. He curates @windycitynikkei—“Bite-sized Glimpses of Japanese American Chicago”—on Instagram.

Erik was recently featured in the second episode of Nima Voices and previously selected as Nima of the Month in January 2014.

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