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2019 Oshogatsu: Morikami's New Years Celebration (New Year is Japan’s Most Important & Celebrated Holiday)Newly Listed

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Date: Sunday, 13 January, 2019       Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens
4000 Morikami Park Road
Delray Beach, FL 33446


Phone: (561) 495-0233
Website: Click to Visit

About Morikami’s New Year’s Celebration. The New Year is Japan’s most important and celebrated holiday. We ring in our 41st annual New Year’s celebration with the tastes, sights and sounds that define the traditional Japanese New Year as well as our own.

To Do at Oshogatsu
There’s lots to see and do at Oshogatsu! See below for the day’s activities (subject to change).

* Enjoy New Year’s traditions and games, including mochi pounding demonstrations
* Taste Japanese cuisine, beer and rare, high-end sake
* Peruse unique craft, plant and tea vendors
* Experience traditional tea ceremony, open-air koto and taiko performances

Entertainment
Experience the roar of taiko by Fushu Daiko, the playful shishimai lion dance, our signature mochitsuki, or rice-pounding ceremony, and open air koto performances.

Shishimai Stage
Fushu Daiko welcomes the New Year with Shishimai, the Lion Dance, to the beat of taiko drums!
11:00 | 1:30 | 4:00

Koto Stage
Enjoy musical performances by Friends of Koto!
12:00 | 2:00 | 3:30

Scheduled Activities
Mochitsuki
Experience our signature rice-pounding ceremony to make mochi, traditional and auspicious New Year’s rice cakes on Festival Grounds.
12:30 | 2:30

Tea Ceremony
Observe the peace and quietude that accompanies sado, a traditional Japanese tea ceremony at the Yamato-kan.
1:00 | 3:00

Japanese Gardens 101
Get an introduction and an inside look into one of the six historic gardens of Roji-en. Meets in the lobby.
11:15 | 12:15 | 1:15 | 2:15

Bonsai Demonstrations on festival grounds
Watch our experts trim a tree and learn how to take care of your very own.
12:45 | 3:15

All Day Activities
Enjoy games and crafts for kids and adults alike - try your hand at hanetsuki, Japanese badminton and much more!

Sunday, 13 January, 2019

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