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Series: Family Festivals

All programs are free for JANM members and included with admission for non-members, unless otherwise noted. Events are subject to change.

Reservations are recommended for most programs; you may use the links below. You may also RSVP by emailing or calling 213.625.0414 at least 48 hours in advance. Please indicate the name, date, and time of the program, as well as your name and the number of people in your party. (RSVPs are not accepted for Family Festivals). For all ticketed events (classes, workshops, food tours, etc.), pre-payment is required to hold your space. Cancellations must be made 48 hours in advance or no refund will be issued.


Sunday, January 6, 2019
11:00 AM—5:00 PM

2019 Oshogatsu Family Festival - Year of the Boar



Ring in the new year and celebrate the Year of the Boar with fun arts and crafts, food, cultural activities, and exciting performances!

  • Traditional mochitsuki (Japanese rice pounding ritual) performance by Kodama Taiko

  • Lucky zaru soba (cold buckwheat noodles)

  • Candy sculptures by Shan the Candyman

  • Musical performances

  • Souvenir photos by Nerdbot Photo Booth

  • Fun Oshogatsu and Year of the Boar-inspired crafts, origami, and coloring activities

  • Fukubukuro (lucky grab bags) at the JANM Store

  • JANM Members Only reserved seating and express lines!

  • Free admission all day to see Kaiju vs Heroes: Mark Nagata’s Journey through the World of Japanese Toys, Gambatte! Legacy of an Enduring Spirit, and Common Ground: The Heart of Community.

  • …and so much more!

    Check back for updated schedule.

    Sponsored by Los Angeles County Arts Commission, Dwight Stuart Youth Fund, and The Nissan Foundation.

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