Shinnenkai 2016 – New Year Celebration

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Shinnenkai 2016 – New Year Celebration

Want to visit Japan? Here is your chance to do it without having to buy a plane ticket! The Japan America Society of Minnesota (JASM) is bringing the sights, tastes, and sounds of a Japanese New Year to Minnesota through our Shinnenkai celebration.

About Shinnenkai 2016:

Shinnenkai is annual New Year Celebration in which we hope to bring the traditions of a Japanese New Year celebration to Minnesota. We will be promoting  cultural exchange and new experiences in a fun environment. There will be cultural performances, delicious Japanese food, a silent auction, mini-workshops, and children’s activities. We hope to create a fun family atmosphere that allows people of all ages to come together and experience a Japanese New Year!

osyougatubana-li1Time & Date:
•Sunday, January 17th, 2016
•4:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.


Ticket Price:
Free admission with new membership at the door on January 15th!

Free    Children (5 and under)
$7        Children (6 – 18 years old)
$12      JASM Member
$10       College Student (Please bring your I.D. at the door)
$10       Senior (65+)
$15     Non-JASM Member

Family Package:
(Up to 2 adults and 2 children in the same household)
$20     JASM Member
$25     Non-JASM Member


Please pay at the door:  We accept cash, credit or check.



Shinnenkai Entertainment Performance Area
• 4:10pm   Music by Sakura Kai
• 4:40pm   Traditional Dances by Mikaharukai
• 5:10pm    Popular Songs by JKPM
• 5:40pm    Flamenco by Sachiko Nishiuchi “La Chayí” and Friends
• 6:10pm    Kendama Performance by Sweets Kendamas
• 6:20pm     Ballet & Music by Shohei, Yuki, Momoko, Miyuki & Asako
• 7:10pm    Taiko Drum Performance by Mu Performing Arts
• 7:50pm   Closing Remarks and Tejime

Exhibitor Area Demonstration
• 4:45pm   Let’s try Koto Instrument by Sakurakai
• 5:30pm    Secret of Tying Beautiful Obi by Kimono Studio by Rin
• 6:15pm   Creating a Look: Finding your Voice in Subculture Fashion by Samantha Rei
• 7:00pm   Let’s Make Your Boy Look Like a Samurai by Kimono Studio by Rin

•Bloomington Sister City Organization
• Concordia Language Villages
• Japanese Speaking Club
• Kimono Studio by Rin
• Nagomi Ya
• Nihonjinkai
• Samantha Rei
• Seiryuukan Dojo of Seizankai Toyama Ryu Batto Jutsu
• Sogetsu Ikebana
• Saint Paul – Nagasaki Sister City Committee
• Sweets Kendamas
• Zen Healing Center

Activities & Demonstrations
• Calligraphy
• Kendama
• Mochi Pounding
• Ikebana Flower Arranging
• Japanese Language Game
• Massage and Acupuncture
• Obi Tying
• Koto

 Food Donated by
• Asian Foods
• Tomodachi

Food Prepared by
• Tomoko Drake and Friends
• Minnesota Oyaji Club
• Suishin Restaurant
• JK’s Table
• Moko Cake’s

Silent Auction item(s) Donations by:
• Breadsmith
• Susan Doffing
• Dale Studios
• Great Harvest
• Takehito & Richiko Kamata
• Ron Leonhardt
• Sweets Kendamas
• Jennifer & Brian Erickson