Oshogatsu Family Festival

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Jan 20103
11:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.

Japanese American National Museum
369 E First St
Los Angeles, California, 90012
United States


Celebrate the new year with fun arts ‘n crafts, exciting cultural performances, and learn more about traditional Japanese New Years.

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

  • Japanese spinning tops called koma are a traditional Japanese toy. Put a fun spin on 2010 by making one of your own!
  • Make a tiger to celebrate 2010: the year of the tiger!
  • Make nengajo (postcards) to send to family and friends to wish them a Happy New Year.
  • Construct a daruma doll to bring you luck in the new year!
  • Make your own kagami mochi fukuwarai game. Kagami mochi is a traditional Japanese New Year decoration and fukuwarai is a Japanese game that is similar to Pin the Tail on the Donkey.
  • Ruthie’s Origami Corner: Make your own flapping crane!
  • Join Giant Robot artist Stella Lai as she leads an art-making workshop for kids of all ages!
  • Omikuji, or sacred lottery, will help you find out what kind of year you’ll be having!
  • 12 & 2 PM: Drum circle with Drumtime

    1 PM: Chef Andy from The Sushi Chef Institute will teach Japanese Traditional New Year Food Mochi: Cooking Zoni and mochi desserts ($15 for non members, $10 for members, Maximum 30 people)

    1 - 5 PM: Kidding Around the Kitchen will make a zaru soba (buckwheat noodles), a Japanese New Year's tradition, because soba noodles indicate longevity. It's simple to make zaru soba at home.

    2 - 4 PM: 25th Anniversary Celebration Reception (by invitation only)

    4 PM: Shishimai (or the Japanese Lion Dance) by Kinnara Taiko

    4:30 PM: Mochitsuki demonstration and performance by Kodama Taiko

    This program is sponsored in part by: Toyota; Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles
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    JANM . Atualizado em Jul 09, 2010 12:13 p.m.


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