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2018 Oshogatsu Family Festival – Year of the Dog

January 7 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm


Ring in the new year and celebrate the Year of the Dog with fun arts and crafts, food, cultural activities, and exciting performances!

  • Traditional mochitsuki (Japanese rice pounding ritual) performance byKodama 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 creatorStan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo Dojo)
  • Dog candy sculptures by Shan the Candyman
  • Souvenir photos by Nerdbot Photo Booth
  • Foster/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
  • JANM Members Only reserved seating and express lines
  • FREE ADMISSION ALL DAY to see “Transpacific Borderlands: The Art of Japanese Diaspora in Lima, Los Angeles, Mexico City, and São Paulo” (through February 25, 2018), “Common Ground: The Heart of Community,” and “Contested Histories: Art and Artifacts from the Allen Hendershott Eaton Collection” (January 7 – April 8, 2018)

…and more!
Check janm.org/oshogatsufest2018 for complete schedule.
Sponsored by Los Angeles County Arts Commission.


January 7
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Japanese American National Museum
100 N Central Ave
Los Angeles, California 90012 United States
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(213) 625-0414

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