Oshogatsu Family Festival

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Community Event

Jan 20128
11:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.

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


FREE ADMISSION ALL DAY!

Ring in the New Year and the Year of the Dragon with fun arts ‘n crafts, food, and exciting cultural activities and performances.

SCHEDULE:

11:00 AM – 5:00 PM: Craft and other fun activities for the entire family:

  • It’s the Year of the Dragon! Celebrate 2012 in style by constructing a dragon hat to wear.
  • Color and decorate a festive dragon streamer to wave in the New Year.
  • We need a hand! Help us build a dragon by adding a cutout of your hand to our wall. Throughout the day our dragon will grow and by the end we’ll have a fun and colorful creature made by all our JANM friends who came to help us celebrate Oshogatsu!
  • Toddler Room
  • Ruthie’s Origami Corner: Learn how to fold an origami dragon.

11 AM - 3 PM: Learn how to make onigiri rice balls and enter the Onigiri contest. Sponsored by Common Grains 

11 AM – 5 PM: Special fukubukuro (lucky bag) store sale

11 – 5 PM: Calling all kids, slay the dragon and jump in our dragon jumper!

12 – 5 PM: Watch world-renowned candy artist Shaun Ichiyanagi make a dragon sculpture candy! (For children only. Candy Dragons will be raffled off at 4 PM)

1 – 2 PM: Try osechi-ryori (Traditional Japanese New Year foods) (While supplies last. 1st come, 1st serve)

1 – 4 PM: Have a balloon artist make a special pet dragon or dragon hat for you!

1 – 5 PM: Zaru soba (buckwheat noodles) with Kidding Around the Kitchen.

2 - 4 PM: Bring your camera and meet a real (costumed) dragon! 

4 PM: Three onigiri design winners will be announced. 100 of the top best entries will be on display after the selection is made.

2:30 & 4 PM: Mochitsuki (traditional rice cake pounding ceremony) demonstration and performance by Kodama Taiko

4:30 PM: Shi shi mai (traditional lion dance) and taiko performance by Kinnara Taiko

For more details about the onigiri contest >>

This program is generously sponsored by Mitsubishi International Corporation, City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs, LA Country Arts Commission.

 

JANM . Last modified Dec 07 2011 7:03 p.m.


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