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Saturday, Jan 20, 2018
11 AM–2 PM
Samsung Hall
Free with museum admission

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.

As part of the day, 
fold paper cranes and take an omikuji (paper fortune) from our fortune tree to take home for luck and prosperity in the new year.


Paper Crane Folding + Omikuji
11 AM–2 PM

Mochi Pounding Celebration
1 PM 
Samsung Hall


Lead funding for the Asian Art Museum’s Cultural Celebrations is generously provided by Kaiser Permanente. Major funding is provided by Bank of America. Additional support for the Mochi Pounding Festival is provided by The Henri and Tomoye Takahashi Charitable Foundation.