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Saturday, Jan 12, 2019
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 attire.

As part of the day, paint a Year of the Boar netsuke (charm)
 and fold paper cranes for luck and prosperity in the new year.


Netsuke Painting
11 AM–2 PM
North Court

Mochi Pounding Celebration
1 PM 
Samsung Hall


Support for the Asian Art Museum’s Mochi Pounding Ceremony is provided by The Henri and Tomoye Takahashi Charitable Foundation. Cultural Celebrations are made possible by Kaiser Permanente and Bank of America.