Oshogatsu: Japanese New Year's Events at Japan Society

By 1/03/2023 03:30:00 PM ,

Celebrate the New Year Japanese-style at Japan Society's Oshogatsu event, filled with fun for the whole family!

Oshogatsu Japanese New Year's Events at Japan Society

After watching a riveting Japanese taiko drum performance, kids are invited on stage for a hands-on drum mini-workshop.

Families can then welcome the New Year with exciting and traditional activities like a live giant ink-painting demonstration, a New Year’s calligraphy workshop (kakizome) and postcard-making (nengajo) and can continue their New Year’s celebrations with take-home craft kits.

Get tickets here - www.boxoffice.japansociety.org/events?category=Family

About the Performers:

Taiko Masala has thrilled audiences throughout the US with performances of Japan's traditional drumming - Taiko. By combining the training and discipline of Japanese martial arts with the precision and power of complex drumming, Taiko Masala brings visually stunning and breathless excitement to their performances.

Taisan Tanaka is an abstract Japanese calligrapher who began his art career in Tokyo over 20 years ago. He is known for his unique stylized calligraphy artwork and giant ink painting performances. He has exhibited globally, including solo exhibitions and performances at Frankfurt in Germany, Oviedo in Spain, Stockholm in Sweden, in addition to Japan and NYC.


$15/$10 Japan Society members; children ages 2 and under free. Free for Cool Culture members. Advance ticket purchase required.

This event will be photographed. Recommended for children ages 3-10 and accompanying adults. Masks are recommended. Tickets can be purchased here.

This event is part of CelebrASIA NYC: New Year’s Festivities for Families. CelebrASIA aims to introduce children to the diversity of Asian New Year's celebrations, including our Oshogatsu: New Year’s Celebration event, by teaming up with NYC’s leading cultural organizations and museums -- China Institute, Asia Society, The Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) and Flushing Town Hall.

About Japan Society

Japan Society is the premier organization connecting Japanese arts, culture, business, and society with audiences in New York and around the world.

Learn more, visit - www.japansociety.org

Facebook - www.facebook.com/japansociety
Twitter - www.twitter.com/japansociety
Instagram - www.instagram.com/japansociety

You Might Also Like