FRIDAY, DECEMBER 28 • 9:30 AM–5:30 PM
Jaccc campus


Got plans for your kids during that limbo week between Christmas and New Years? If not, consider enrolling your child in JACCC's annual one-day Children's Oshogatsu workshop, where they can participate in arts and crafts, activities, and traditional Japanese New Years practices led by local artists and community members, creating lasting memories and fostering cultural values that they will cherish for years to come.

Registration includes a special Year of the Dog t-shirt. The workshop is limited to 50 participants, and pre-registration is required. Participants must be 7–13 years old. Space will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Calligraphy and Shikishi
This year, participants will have the opportunity to make calligraphy ink from scratch and similar to previous years, they will be given a shikishi board that can be decorated how they see fit. Participants' shikishi will be displayed in the Doizaki Gallery for the 20th annual Shikishi Exhibition. 


Osechi is a key component in Japanese New Years cuisine. Participants will learn the importance of traditional Japanese Osechi and themes through an interactive arts and crafts project. 




Noodle Making
Noodles and soba specifically are important in Japanese culture and are typically eaten on New Years Eve as they represent longevity. JSL Foods will take participants on a journey through the noodle making process. 



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Mochitsuki with Kodama Taiko
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This program is made possible in part by grants from Henri and Tomoye Takahashi Charitable Foundation and Edison International. Additional support for this program is provided by JSL Foods and UCLA's Nikkei Student Union.