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ASWSUG Shogatsu (Japanese New Year)

Mochi-making and finger-puppet making. Family friendly event.

About the event

Join ASWSUG as we celebrate the New Year (Shotagsu) with some Japanese traditions!

Kids are welcome to join in this family activity. We will be reading the short children’s story “Thank You Very Mochi,” which introduces readers to the tradition of pounding rice into mochi.

Japan also has a tradition of a lion dance called shishi-mai, and we will be making our own lion felt puppets in recognition of those dances.

The first 10 Global, S&A-fee paying students who register by January 10 will receive free supplies for making a felt puppet as well as some mochi.

 Please register to receive the Zoom link via email.


Trish Tishdale