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Oshogatsu from Home

Oshogatsu
Family Festival
Oshogatsu from Home

Celebrate the New Year Japanese-style with our Oshogatsu online event filled with traditional activities like a calligraphy video workshop and taiko drumming! This year, experience the joy and wonder of Oshogatsu from the comfort of your own home with New Year’s games, at-home craft activities and video performances. With activities for the whole family, you are sure to ring in the New Year with great joy!





Oshogatsu Games & Activities

Oshogatsu Crafts

Daruma Making
These traditional round, red dolls are seen all over Japan. With this simple at-home craft you can create your very own daruma!
Fukuwarai (Man)
This silly game, meaning lucky laugh, is a great way to get the whole family in on the Oshogatsu celebrations! With this print-out, you can play anywhere!
Fukuwarai (Woman)
This silly game, meaning lucky laugh, is a great way to get the whole family in on the Oshogatsu celebrations! With this print-out, you can play anywhere.
Kagami Mochi
Kagami Mochi is a traditional new year’s decoration. This easy at-home recipe ensures you can have fun creating your own sticky New Year’s decoration!
Kite Making (Bee)
Kite flying is one of the traditional activities done over New Year's in Japan. This simple kite allows families to decorate and create their own kite!
Origami (Ox)
Twist and fold the paper any way you want! With this tutorial, anyone can make this origami to celebrate the Year of the Ox!
Origami (Kadomatsu)
Twist and fold the paper any way you want! With this tutorial, anyone can make an origami kadomastu, a popular New Year’s decoration!
Origami (Daruma)
Twist and fold the paper any way you want! With this tutorial, anyone can make an origami daruma!
Oshogatsu Coloring Page
Break out the crayons and markers for this Oshogatsu-themed coloring page!

Video Performances & Workshops

Taiko Drumming Performance for Families
Celebrate the New Year Japanese-style with our Oshogatsu online event filled traditional activities! Enjoy our video performance of traditional taiko drumming. Feel the heartbeat of New Year’s through these upbeat rhythms and energetic movements the whole family will enjoy! Afterwards, get up, move and shout with our taiko performers in a mini-workshop! Use a chopsticks, pencils or just your hands to tap along! Yasei ya yasei ya!

Performance

Workshop


Kakizome: New Year’s Calligraphy for Families
Celebrate the New Year Japanese-style with our Oshogatsu online event filled traditional activities! Kakizome, a popular Japanese New Year’s tradition, is the first calligraphy writing of the New Year. Try out this fun activity yourself with this easy-to-follow video workshop!

Ox
Ox Tracing Template

Mochi
Mochi Tracing Template

Shogatsu
New Year Tracing Template

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