CHILDREN'S OSHOGATSU WORKSHOP
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 28 • 9:30 AM–4:30 PM
Got plans for your kids during that limbo week between Christmas and New Year’s? If not, consider enrolling your child in JACCC's annual one-day Children's Oshogatsu workshop! Participants enjoy hands-on arts and craft activities while celebrating the New Year. Children’s Oshogatsu Workshop is grounded in cultural values, and led by local artists and community members.
Registration includes all workshop materials. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Participants must be 7–13 years old. Space will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
Calligraphy by Kuniharu Yoshida
Kuniharu Yoshida, Sustainable Little Tokyo’s Artist in Residence, leads a contemporary calligraphy workshop for youth.
A delicious snack loved by all! JSL Foods will take participants on a journey through the gyoza making process.
A hands-on experience playing taiko with local Pasadena taiko group, Kodama Taiko.
Screen Printing with Mixer Ink
Mixer Ink will show participants the screen printing process from start to finish. Participants will have a chance to screen unique designs.
Mochitsuki with Kizuna
Participants will have the opportunity to pound, mold, and eat mochi—getting the full experience of the Japanese New Year tradition of mochi making.
Kizuna will also be reading from their children’s book 'Thank You Very Mochi' and and will host a workshop sharing the history of mochitsuki and how tradition continues to be passed down to new generations.
This program is made possible in part by a grant from Henri and Tomoye Takahashi Charitable Foundation. Additional support for this program is provided by JSL Foods, Kizuna, and UCLA's Nikkei Student Union.