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.
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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
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