Ring in the New Year and the Year of the Snake with fun arts ‘n crafts, food, exciting cultural activities, and performances!
PERFORMANCES & FEATURED ACTIVITIES
|12PM – 5PM||
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)
|1PM – 3PM||
Onigiri Design Contest
Learn how to make onigiri rice balls in our Onigiri Contest. Sponsored by Common Grains
|2:30PM & 4PM||
Mochitsuki (traditional rice cake pounding ceremony) performance and demonstration by Kodama Taiko
Onigiri Contest Winners
Announcement of Onigiri Contest winners
|11AM – 5PM||Snake Jumper
Jump around in our fun snake jumper!
|11AM – 5PM||Toddler Room
Come enjoy our fun Toddler Room
|11AM – 5PM||Fukubukuro Sale
Special fukubukuro (lucky bag) sale at the Museum Store
|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 – 3PM||Omikuji
Omikuji (sacred lottery) will let you know what kind of year to expect!
|1PM – 3PM||Reptile Petting Zoo
Reptacular Animals presents a Reptile petting zoo! Come meet real snakes and other cool reptiles!
|1PM – 4PM||Face Painting
Party Faces will paint your face like your favorite zodiac animal!
|1PM – 5PM||Zaru Soba noodles
Begin the New Year with lucky zaru soba (buckwheat noodles) with Kidding Around the Kitchen
|2PM & 3:30PM||Learn to Play Taiko Drums
Learn how to play Japanese taiko drums with Bombu Taiko!
ALL-DAY CRAFTS (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