Family Program

New Year’s Celebration: Oshogatsu

New Year’s Celebration: Oshogatsu

Sunday, January 24, 1 PM

Due to expected blizzard conditions, Sunday, January 24th‘s New Year’s Celebration: Oshogatsu event has been cancelled. Please contact the Box Office at 212-715-1258 for refund details.

Photo © Japan Society/Owen Rojek.

1–4 PM

Celebrate the New Year holiday at Japan Society's annual Oshogatsu event and participate in various traditional activities. Families watch live taiko drumming and accompanying lion dancing (shishi-mai) and have the chance to participate in a brief taiko practice session at either 1:30 or 2:30 PM (session is chosen at time of ticket purchase). Other fun activities include rice pounding (mochi-tsuki), calligraphy (kakizome), kite (tako)-making, traditional games (fukuwarai), and top spinning (koma-mawashi). Recommended for all ages. 

Tickets: $18/$10 Japan Society & corporate members; free for children ages 2 and under. Price includes festival (1–4 PM) and one taiko drumming session at either 1:30 or 2:30 PM.

Oshogatsu is a part of
CelebrASIA NYC: New Year’s Festivities for Families, a series of programs offered by Japan Society, Museum of Chinese in America, The Korea Society, Asia Society, China Institute, Flushing Town Hall, and the Rubin Museum of Art introducing children to New Year’s traditions through food, performances, and hands-on workshops.

Healthy Japanese light meals, snacks and festival-related refreshments available for purchase by .

The event will be photographed. Program content subject to change.

Inset photo © George Hirose.
Annual Family Festivities are sponsored in part by Kumon of Manhattan Centers.    

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