1/28(日)New Year’s Celebration: Oshogatsu@Japan Society

来る1月28日(月)1時~4時まで毎年恒例のお正月イベントがJapan Societyにて開催されます。

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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 brief post-performance audience practice session. With activities for the whole family, you are sure to ring in the New Year with great joy!

Tickets: $18/$10 Japan Society & corporate members; ages 2 & under free (price includes festival and one taiko drumming session at 1:30 or 2:30 PM)

Activities:

Taiko Drumming
1:30 & 2:30 PM
Enjoy a dynamic, vibrant taiko drumming performance by Taiko Masalawith accompanying lion dancing. Following the show, audience members are invited to practice and perform on stage with the troupe of drummers.

 

Calligraphy

Begin the New Year by learning to write Japanese words and phrases associated with the holiday. Children and parents of all ages will experience the time-honored classics of brush and sumi ink calligraphy art. 

 

Rice Pounding & Decorative Mochi-Making

Guests pound rice dough in a large mortar (usu) with a wooden mallet (kine) and enjoy this traditional cultural experience first-hand! Then, participants are invited to make decorative mochi called Kagami-mochifrom the pounded dough. (Edible mochi, prepared by a local Japanese vendor will also be available for purchase.)

 

Fukuwarai Funny-Face Game 

Play Fukuwarai, which roughly translates to “Lucky Laugh,” by assembling a face by placing paper cutouts of wacky facial features on a blank face while blindfolded. Observer and players alike get a rise out of this traditional children’s game.

 

Karuta Card Making and Game

Ready-Set-Go! Race to create a pair of phrases read by a third player before the other participants beat you to it. The player with the most cards at the end of the game wins! Try your hand…and ears…as the game is played in Japanese and English. You can also create your own set of original Karuta cards to take home and play with family, friends, and schoolmates!

 

Kite (tako) Making

Design your own traditional Japanese kite! Assemble the frame from bamboo and decorate it with any number of festive designs to add a personal touch.

 

Kamishibai Storytelling

Is it just a story? How are myths and folktales told through Kamishibai (paper-theater)? Listen here to popular New Year’s folktales such as “Hats for the Jizos” and “How the Years Were Named” as your perspectives and viewpoints are built up and encouraged through the power of story. Put your listening ears on as each story will be performed in English and Japanese.

 

Event details

  • Begin: 2018年1月28日 at 13:00
  • End: 2018年1月28日 at 16:00
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  • Place: Japan Society, 333 East 47th Street New York, NY 10017