[Family Event] Jan 26, 1—4pm (festival hours)
Taiko Drumming Sessions: 1:30 & 2:30pm
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Celebrate the New Year Japanese-style with our Oshogatsu event filled with the traditional activities of rice pounding, calligraphy, lion dancing and more! After trying your hand at different crafts and activities, watch a taiko drumming performance at 1:30 or 2:30 pm, then join a taiko mini workshop. With activities for the whole family, you are sure to ring in the New Year with great joy!
Next event1/26/2020 1:30 PM
Creative Play: Setsubun (Bean Throwing)
[Creative Play] February 9, 1 PM
Families will join in one of the favorite traditions of Japanese children – welcoming spring by scaring away ogres – by throwing soybeans at them! Children will dress their parents and caregivers up like ogres (oni), then dance before the bean-throwing begins.
Next event2/9/2020 1:00 PM
Family Workshop: Colorful Suminagashi: Paper Marbling Designs
[Family Workshop] February 9, 2:30 PM
Explore the unpredictability of Suminagashi or “floating ink.” Each piece made is unique – as the ink is dropped into water and swirled around there’s no telling what design you’ll create! Participants will have a chance to explore this technique and turn their paper creations into fun crafts!
Next event2/9/2020 2:30 PM