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Boston Children’s Museum
308 Congress Street
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 426-6500

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Wednesday - Sunday
2 time slots,
9:00am - 12:00pm and 1:30pm - 4:30pm

Oshogatsu! Japanese New Year Celebration

Sunday, January 20, 2019 - 11:00am to 2:00pm
0-3, 3-5, 6 and up, All Ages
Museum Wide

Gather to welcome 2019 Japanese Oshogatsu style! Dance with Taiko drumming beats, pound Mochi sticky rice, parade with Shishi the lion, and relax with Chado the tea ceremony! Try hands-on activities such as Koma spinning tops, Fuku-warai lucky laugh game, Origami (giant & wearable origami), Omikuji fortune telling and more!
This year’s Oshogatsu kicks off the year-long celebration of the 60th Anniversary of Kyoto/Boston Sister Cities Friendship! Boston Children’s Museum is home to the Japanese House (Kyo-no-Machiya), an authentic silk merchant’s house from Kyoto, Japan. The house will be decorated in New Year’s fashion for the event with many symbols of good luck.

Performances and activities include:

  • Mochi-tsuki Rice Pounding Ceremony & New Year’s Greeting! お餅つきと新年のごあいさつ
  • Kamishibai Story Time By Antonio Mendez 紙芝居
  • Taiko Drumming Performance By Odaiko New England 和太鼓
  • Try Ukioe Printing, with Consulate General of Japan in Boston ボストン日本総領事館
  • Hachimaki Headband  はちまき
  • Omikuji New Year’s Fortunes おみくじ
  • Fukuwarai Lucky Laugh Game 福笑い
  • And more!

Also, don’t forget to visit the Japanese House exhibit & the Japanese House gallery art exhibition “HOME” by students of Tohoku University of Art and Design!

Japanese New Year 2019 - Year of Boar  Boston-Kyoto 60th anniversary

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