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Japanese House: Try O-mikuji & Get Your Own New Year’s Fortune!

The Museum is offering limited programming during its initial reopening. Additional new and familiar programs will be added as they become safely available.
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Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 11:10am to 4:50pm
0-3, 3-5, 6 and up, All Ages
Japanese House

Take off your shoes, and step into an authentic silk merchant's home from Kyoto, Japan.  Experience Japanese family life, customs, ceremonies, art, architecture and seasonal events in this 100-year-old house. During the busy days, we will have the guided tours of the Japanese House to accommodate the crowds. During the busy times, we will not have the activity in the Japanese House in order to accommodate the crowds.

Japanese House has limited hours. Please check the specific hours on the day of your visit.


おみくじ Try O-mikuji & Get Your Own New Year’s Fortune!
Japanese New Years fortunesO-mikuji is a method of fortune telling found in shrines and temples in Japan. 

O-mikuji comes in the form of paper slips, which contain predictions of one’s general fortune, health, love, business, finance, relationships, academic progress, etc.  Sometimes Japanese people use o-mikuji to find out what to look for and what to avoid in the future, or simply test one’s luck. Results of o-mikuji fortunes usually come in several levels.  

In the Japanese House this month, shake the omikuji box, pull out the fortune stick and find out your fortune for 2018! 

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