Celebrate the Japanese New Year with Kagami Kai, an acclaimed mochi group, as it presents the colorful and exciting New Year tradition of mochi pounding to make delectably sweet rice cakes, with lively music, energetic dance and traditional costumes. Plus you can make folded paper cranes for luck and prosperity in the new year.
Schedule and more details
Paper Crane Folding + Omikuji
11 AM–2 PMNorth Court
Mochi Pounding Celebration
Please note, the annual Mochi Pounding ceremony
is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 20, the same day as the Women’s March. The museum will
be open on Jan. 20 and will host the program as planned from 11 AM-2 PM, with the
Mochi Pounding ceremony itself from 12-1 PM. The Women’s March speeches begin
at 12 PM across the street from the museum in Civic Center Plaza. The march
begins at 2 PM.
Although the Civic Center will be
impacted by street closures and crowds, SFMTA and BART are increasing service
to the Civic Center, so public transportation remains the best option for getting
to the museum. Check the city’s website for detailed maps, routes and other
Interested in attending both Mochi
Pounding and the Women’s March? Head into the museum before the march and maybe
you’ll be picked to pound mochi as part of this annual new year tradition!
and exhibitions, the Asian Art Museum promotes learning about Asian art and
culture, respecting diverse cultures and ways of thinking. We aim to be a place
where visitors of all ages, backgrounds and abilities feel welcome, where
people connect with themselves and each other.