Although SAJCC has been hosting New Year’s festivals since 2014, this name change to Tucson Japanese Festival began last year. It is still a New Year’s celebration highlighted with mochi pounding of rice in a large bowl (usu) with a mallet (kine). Once again we will have taiko drumming, dance performances, music, Japanese children’s games, origami, ikebana, etc. Last year there was a bonsai exhibit as well. There will be samples and food booths, such as takoyaki and ramen.
Price is the same: $5 adults, free for children 5 years and under. To volunteer contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Info on festival itself, contact SAJCC Director Yuki Ibuki at email@example.com.
Updates and prize give a ways will be posted on our FB page:https://www.facebook.com/southernazjapan/
Join us for a happy new year (of the dog) in 2018.