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Winter Workshop

Japanese New Year's Celebration 'Oshougatsu'

​Oshougatsu is the biggest event of the year! Families visit the shrine (Hatsumoude) and pray for a good new year. Children get to enjoy an array of games including spinning tops, kites and a traditional Japanese board game called Sugoroku . 

  • Learn about Japanese New Year celebrations. 

  • Learn Oshougatsu music and movement.

  • Craft a traditional Japanese spinning top (Koma).

  • Create a Japanese kite (Tako) you can fly at home.

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