Now in its 33rd year at the Morikami, Oshogatsu – the traditional New Year celebratory festival – is celebrated with games and entertainment throughout the museum and its gardens. The day’s activities will include Japan’s customary rice-pounding, making mochi rice cakes and a sado tea ceremony as well as kakizome, hands-on calligraphy; nengajo, New Year’s card making and omikuji, fortune telling. Special appearances by shishimai, the lion dancer are sure to bring in good luck for the New Year!
The Japanese New Year is celebrated in accordance with the Japanese Zodiac, represented by 12 animals in a 12-year cycle. According to legend, Buddha invited all the animals to his kingdom, but only 12 showed up. Out of gratitude, Buddha named a year after each animal in the order of their arrival: mouse, ox/cow, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog and boar. This year, we celebrate the Year of the Rabbit for those born in 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999 and 2011. For more information, go to www.morikami.org.
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