Friday, January 6, 2012
Coming Attraction: Oshogatsu Family Festival at Japanese American National Museum
The New Year might have just arrived, but the Year of the Dragon is almost upon us, and the Japanese American National Museum is celebrating the occasion with a free event, the Oshogatsu Family Festival, on Sunday, Jan. 8.
The all-day extravaganza will feature arts and crafts -- kids can make origami dragons -- as well as food and live performances. Kids will be able to make onigiri rice balls, jump in a dragon bouncer, watch as a candy artist sculpts dragons out of sweets and catch Shi shi mai (traditional lion dance) and taiko drum performances.
CC and I visited the museum almost two years ago, and she had such a wonderful time making sock puppets. I think we'll have to stop by again!
Japanese American National Museum
Oshogatsu Family Festival
Sunday, Jan. 8; 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
369 E. 1st St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012