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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, paint a Year of the Dog netsuke (miniature sculptural toggle) and 
take an omikuji (paper fortune) from our fortune tree to take home for luck and prosperity in the new year.


stART tour for Kids 
10:30–11 AM 
All tours meet at the information desk 

Netsuke Painting + Omikuji
11 AM–2 PM
Education Studios

Mochi Pounding Celebration
1 PM 
Samsung Hall

Storytelling for Families
1 PM–1:45 PM  
Meet at the information desk   

Presenting Sponsor

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