Oshogatsu Family Festival 2013 Year of the Snake

Performances

Youth & Families

2013 Oshogatsu Family Festival—Year of the Snake

About the Event

FREE ADMISSION ALL DAY!

Start the New Year and the Year of the Snake with fun arts and crafts, games, and exciting cultural activities and performances.

SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES: 11AM-5PM:
• Slither into the celebrating the Year of the Snake by making some of your own!
• Make a decorative wreath of all the 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 gift shop

See the complete schedule below, or download the flyer!

ABOUT OUR FRIENDS:
Onigiri Contest
Each contestant is given one cup of cooked rice to make onigiri. We will show you how to make onigiri and provide you with ingredients to decorate the onigiri. No other ingredients and tools other than what we provide you with can be used in the contest.

If you are participating in the contest as a family, only one adult and one child can participate in each section.

Time: 10 minutes is allowed for each contestant.

How to enter: Sign up and enter on the day of the festival.

The Jury will consist of Evan Kleiman, host of KCRW's Good Food, Betty Hallock, Los Angeles Times food writer, Naoko Moore, Japanese cooking instructor of Toiro Kitchen, Josh Lurie, Food GPS blogger, and Roxana Jullapat and Daniel Mattern of Cooks County.

Six winners!

Children's section: (must be 13 and under)
1 Kawaii onigiri prize
1 Artistic onigiri prize
1 Original onigiri prize

Adult Section:
1 Humorous onigiri prize
1 Original onigiri prize
1 Cool onigiri prize

About: Common Grains is a Japanese food and culture project to promote and celebrate Japanese grains, featuring rice and soba (buckwheat) produced by Shinmei, leading Japanese rice miller with local food writer/cooking teacher Sonoko Sakai.

Reptacular Animals
Reptacular Animals was started by two friends, Lauren and Jennifer, whose lifelong passion for animals brought them together. Home to 230+ animals, Reptacular Animals travels across Southern California and provides animal shows and Animal Encounters classes. Together, Lauren and Jennifer have introduced tens of thousands of children to their wide variety of animals.

For more information, visit: www.reptacularanimals.com.
 

Sunday, Jan 06, 2013

11:00 AM - 5:00 PM PST

About the Event

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FREE ADMISSION ALL DAY!

Start the New Year and the Year of the Snake with fun arts and crafts, games, and exciting cultural activities and performances.

SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES: 11AM-5PM:
• Slither into the celebrating the Year of the Snake by making some of your own!
• Make a decorative wreath of all the 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 gift shop

See the complete schedule below, or download the flyer!

ABOUT OUR FRIENDS:
Onigiri Contest
Each contestant is given one cup of cooked rice to make onigiri. We will show you how to make onigiri and provide you with ingredients to decorate the onigiri. No other ingredients and tools other than what we provide you with can be used in the contest.

If you are participating in the contest as a family, only one adult and one child can participate in each section.

Time: 10 minutes is allowed for each contestant.

How to enter: Sign up and enter on the day of the festival.

The Jury will consist of Evan Kleiman, host of KCRW's Good Food, Betty Hallock, Los Angeles Times food writer, Naoko Moore, Japanese cooking instructor of Toiro Kitchen, Josh Lurie, Food GPS blogger, and Roxana Jullapat and Daniel Mattern of Cooks County.

Six winners!

Children's section: (must be 13 and under)
1 Kawaii onigiri prize
1 Artistic onigiri prize
1 Original onigiri prize

Adult Section:
1 Humorous onigiri prize
1 Original onigiri prize
1 Cool onigiri prize

About: Common Grains is a Japanese food and culture project to promote and celebrate Japanese grains, featuring rice and soba (buckwheat) produced by Shinmei, leading Japanese rice miller with local food writer/cooking teacher Sonoko Sakai.

Reptacular Animals
Reptacular Animals was started by two friends, Lauren and Jennifer, whose lifelong passion for animals brought them together. Home to 230+ animals, Reptacular Animals travels across Southern California and provides animal shows and Animal Encounters classes. Together, Lauren and Jennifer have introduced tens of thousands of children to their wide variety of animals.

For more information, visit: www.reptacularanimals.com.
 

Sponsors: LA DCA 

  Los Angeles Arts Commission LA 18

Media Sponsor: Rafu Shimpo 

Activities

All-Day Crafts

  • 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

Snake Jumper

Jump around in our fun snake jumper!

Toddler Room

Come enjoy our fun Toddler Room

Fukubukuro Sale

Special fukubukuro (lucky bag) sale at the Museum Store

Schedule

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Taste and purchase different varieties of rice

Sponsored by Common Grains and JRE (Japan Rice and Rice Product Export Promotion Association)

12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Snake Sculpture Candy

Watch world-renowned candy artist Shan Ichiyanagi make snake sculpture candy! (For children only. Candy snakes will be raffled off at the start of every hour)

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Omikuji

Omikuji (sacred lottery) will let you know what kind of year to expect!

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Onigiri Design Contest

Learn how to make onigiri rice balls in our Onigiri Contest.

Sponsored by Common Grains

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Reptile Petting Zoo

Reptacular Animals presents a Reptile petting zoo! Come meet real snakes and other cool reptiles!

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Face Painting

Party Faces will paint your face like your favorite zodiac animal!

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

aru Soba noodles

Begin the New Year with lucky zaru soba (buckwheat noodles) with Kidding Around the Kitchen

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Learn to Play Taiko Drums

Learn how to play Japanese taiko drums with Bombu Taiko!

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Mochitsuki Demonstration by Kodama Taiko

Mochitsuki (traditional rice cake pounding ceremony) performance and demonstration by Kodama Taiko

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Learn to Play Taiko Drums

Learn how to play Japanese taiko drums with Bombu Taiko!

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Onigiri Contest Winners

Announcement of Onigiri Contest winners

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Mochitsuki Demonstration by Kodama Taiko

Mochitsuki (traditional rice cake pounding ceremony) performance and demonstration by Kodama Taiko

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