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2018 Oshogatsu Family Festival
January 7 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pmFree
Image via Oshogatsu Family Festival on Facebook
Ring in the New Year and celebrate the Year of the Dog at the Japanese American National Museum on January 7! This FREE, canine-centric day will feature fun arts and crafts, delicious food, cultural activities, and exciting performances in the Little Tokyo neighborhood of Downtown Los Angeles.
Among the day’s events:
– Traditional mochitsuki (Japanese rice pounding ritual) performance by Kodama Taiko
– Shishimai (Japanese-style lion dance) performance by Kinnara Taiko
– Koto performance by Yuki Yasuda (Yuki Yasuda Koto School)
– Drawing demonstration and book signing by Usagi Yojimbo creator Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo Dojo)
– Dog candy sculptures by Shan the Candyman
– Souvenir photos by Nerdbot Photo Booth
– Foster or adopt a dog with Dogs Without Borders
– Osechi-ryori (Japanese New Year traditional foods) tasting
– Lucky zaru soba (cold buckwheat noodles) with Kidding Around the Kitchen
– Fun Oshogatsu and Year of the Dog-inspired crafts, origami, and coloring activities
– Fukubukuro (lucky grab bags) at the JANM Store
– Free admission all day to see Transpacific Borderlands: The Art of Japanese Diaspora in Lima, Los Angeles, Mexico City, and São Paulo, Common Ground: The Heart of Community and Contested Histories: Art and Artifacts from the Allen Hendershott Eaton Collection.