Oshogatsu Family Festival - Free Admission

This event took place on:
Sunday, January 6

Ring in the New Year and the Year of the Snake with fun arts and crafts, food, exciting cultural activities and performances!  

The event is from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with free admision all day.

For more information, click here.

Performance and Featured Activities 

12 noon to 5 p.m. Snake Sculpture Candy

Watch world-renowned candy artist Shaun Ichiyanagi make snake sculpture candy! (For children only. Candy snakes will be raffled off at the start of every hour)

1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Onigiri Design Contest

Learn how to make onigiri rice balls in our Onigiri Contest. Sponsored by Common Grains

2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. Mochitsuki

Mochitsuki (traditional rice cake pounding ceremony) performance and demonstration by Kodama Taiko

3:30 p.m. Onigiri Contest Winners
Announcement of Onigiri Contest winners 

All-Day Crafts (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

   -Celebrate the Year of the Snake by making some slithering snakes of your own!
   -Make a decorative wreath including all the Asian zodiac animals
   -Ruthie's Origami Corner: Fold your own origami snake

More Activities

11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Snake Jumper 

11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Toddler Room

11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fukubukuro (Lucky Bag) Sale

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Taste and purchase different varieties of rice

12 noon to 3 p.m. Omikuji (sacred lottery of what kind of year to expect)

1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Reptile Petting Zoo

1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Face Painting (of your favorite zodiac animal)

1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Zaru Soba (Buckwheat) Noodles 

2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Learn to Play Japanese Taiko Drums

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