Oshogatsu Family Festival 2014 Year of the Horse

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2014 Oshogatsu Family Festival—Year of the Horse

About the Event

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Ring in the New Year and the Year of the Horse with fun arts ‘n crafts, food, exciting cultural activities, and performances!

 

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Onigiri Contest sponsored by Common Grains
  • Candy artist Shan Ichiyanagi
  • Meet & ride real live ponies!
  • Sample traditional Japanese New Year's foods
  • Mochitsuki demonstration by Kodama Taiko

See below for complete schedule!

Sunday, Jan 05, 2014

11:00 AM - 5:00 PM PST

About this Exhibition

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Ring in the New Year and the Year of the Horse with fun arts ‘n crafts, food, exciting cultural activities, and performances!

 

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Onigiri Contest sponsored by Common Grains
  • Candy artist Shan Ichiyanagi
  • Meet & ride real live ponies!
  • Sample traditional Japanese New Year's foods
  • Mochitsuki demonstration by Kodama Taiko

See below for complete schedule!

Sponsor:  Los Angeles Arts Commission LA 18

Media Sponsor: Rafu Shimpo 

Activities

Horse Jumper

Giddy-up in our horse bounce house!

Toddler Room

A fun place for our youngest guests to hang out!

Fukubukuro Sale

Special fukubukuro (lucky bag) sale at the Museum Store

All-Day Crafts

  • Gallop into the new year by making a stick horse!
  • Construct a horse wall-hanging to enjoy all year round.
  • Ruthie’s Origami Corner: Learn how to fold a prancing horse!

Schedule

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Onigiri Design Contest

Learn how to make onigiri rice balls in our Onigiri Contest. Sponsored by Common Grains

12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Horse Candy Sculptures

Watch world-renowned candy artist Shan Ichiyanagi make his specialty horse candy sculptures! (For children only. Candy horses will be raffled off at the start of every hour)

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Osechi-Ryori Tasting

Sample some tasty osechi-ryori, or traditional Japanese New Year foods. (While supplies last. First come, first served!)

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Members Gourmet Osechi-ryori Tasting

Special gourmet osechi-ryori tasting for JANM members only! (While supplies last. First come, first served!)

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Meet & Ride Live Ponies

Come meet and ride some real live ponies in celebration of the Year of the Horse! Member Express Lane available for JANM members. (Rides for children only. Line ends at 4:30PM)

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Zaru Soba noodles

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

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Mochitsuki

Join Kodama Taiko as they perform a demonstration of mochitsuki, a traditional rice cake pounding ceremony. Mochi samples to be passed out at the end of the performance.

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Onigiri Contest Winners

Announcement of Onigiri Contest winners

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Mochitsuki

Join Kodama Taiko as they perform a demonstration of mochitsuki, a traditional rice cake pounding ceremony. Mochi samples to be passed out at the end of the performance.

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Zodiac Animals Coloring Page

Color in your Asian zodiac animal with our fun coloring pages.

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