Oshogatsu Family Festival

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Community Event

Jan 20112
11:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.

Japanese American National Museum
100 N Central Ave
Los Angeles, California, 90012
United States


Ring in the New Year and the Year of the Rabbit with fun arts ‘n crafts, cooking workshops, and exciting performances. 

11 AM – 4 PM: Craft and other fun activities for the entire family:

  • Happy New EAR! Make yourself some unique rabbit ears to celebrate the year of the rabbit!
  • Put a whimsical spin on the new year by creating a fun pinwheel
  • Toddler Room
  • Ruthie’s Origami Corner: Hop on over to Ruthie’s table and fold an origami rabbit!

11 AM – 1 PM: Bunny Petting Party with Lil’ Red’s Buckaroo Ranch

11 AM – 4 PM: New Years-inspired papel picado* (perforated paper) with MyPapelPicado.com 

11 AM – 4 PM: Special fukubukuro (lucky bag) store sale 

12 PM & 2 PM: Organic/Vegan Asian-inspired Cooking Class with Spork Foods (First come, first serve. RSVPs accepted only on January 2. 20 max for each class) 

1 PM: A reading of Maneki Neko: The Tale of the Beckoning Cat by author Susan Lendroth

1 PM – 4 PMZaru soba* (buckwheat noodles) with Kidding Around the Kitchen 

2 PM & 3:30 PM: Drum circle with Drumtime 

2:30 PM & 4 PMMochitsuki* demonstration and performance by Kodama Taiko 

4:30 PM: Taiko Performance with TaikoProject 

***SPECIAL*** 1 – 3:30 PM
MOCA GEFFEN: Sunday Studio
Please visit our neighbors and join them for a guided tour of Suprasensorial: Experiments in Light, Color, and Space and learn about how artist from Latin America where exploring with perception and sensation. Next, all participants will meet and work with Janice Gomez, who will lead you in making a work of art that allows the everyone to experience art in new and extraordinary ways of engagement and participation.

*Papel picado is the Mexican folk art of paper cutting into elaborate designs. 

*Zaru soba is a Japanese New Year’s tradition. Soba noodles indicate longevity. 

*Mochitsuki is a traditional rice cake pounding ceremony

For more info, visit: http://www.janm.org/events/2011/01/#02


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