Oshogatsu Family Festival
Sunday, January 6, 2012, 11am - 5pm
FREE ADMISSION, no reservations required
Ring in the New Year and the Year of the Snake with fun arts ‘n crafts, food, and exciting cultural activities and performances.
11:30am - 1pm: Taste and purchase different varieties of rice
Sponsored by Common Grains and JRE (Japan Rice and Rice Product Export Promotion Association)
12pm – 5pm: 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)
12pm – 3pm: Omikuji (sacred lottery) will let you know what kind of year to expect!
1pm - 3pm: Learn how to make onigiri rice balls and enter the Onigiri Design Contest. Sponsored by Common Grains
1pm – 3pm: Reptacular Animals presents a reptile petting zoo! Come meet real snakes and other cool reptiles!
1pm - 4pm: Party Faces will paint your face like your favorite zodiac animal!
1pm – 5pm: Begin the New Year with lucky zaru soba (buckwheat noodles) with Kidding Around the Kitchen.
2pm & 3:30pm: Learn how to play Japanese taiko drums with Bombu Taiko!
2:30pm & 4pm: Mochitsuki (traditional rice cake pounding ceremony) performance & demonstration by Kodama Taiko
3:30pm: Announcement of Onigiri Contest winners
Craft & other fun activities for the entire family (11am - 5pm)
• 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
• Toddler Room
• Jump around in our fun snake jumper!
• Special fukubukuro (lucky bag) sale at the Museum Store
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This program is generously sponsored by the City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs and the LA Country Arts Commission.