Oshogatsu Family Festival - Free Admission

Sunday, January 6, 2013
Japanese American National Museum 100 N Central Ave Los Angeles, CA 90012 Map and directions

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

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