Oshogatsu: New Year’s Celebration

January 29, 2023
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Sunday, January 29
Morning Session
: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm ET
Afternoon Session: 1:00 – 2:30 pm ET

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Celebrate the New Year Japanese-style at our Oshogatsu event that’s filled with fun for the whole family! After watching a riveting Japanese taiko drum performance, kids are invited on stage for a hands-on drum mini-workshop. Families can then welcome the New Year with exciting and traditional activities like a live giant ink-painting demonstration, a New Year’s calligraphy workshop (kakizome) and postcard-making (nengajo), and can continue their New Year’s celebrations with take-home craft kits. With such wonderful activities for the whole family, you are sure to ring in the New Year with great joy!

Admission & Program Details

$15 General Admission / $10 Members

Children ages 2 and under free. Free for Cool Culture members. Advance ticket purchase required. This event will be photographed. Recommended for children ages 3-10 and accompanying adults. Masks are required.


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Education and Family Programs are generously supported by an anonymous donor; ORIX Corporation USA; public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; The Norinchukin Foundation; Hiroko Onoyama; The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles; and Dr. and Mrs. Carl F. Taeusch II

  • Sunday, January 29, 2023
  • 10:00 am
  • In-Person Event
  • Timed Tickets
There are two sessions for this event:
Morning Session: 10:30 am-12 pm ET
Afternoon Session: 1-2:30 pm ET