Japanese New Year explored at Anthropology Museum

The Utah State University Museum of Anthropology invites everyone to learn about the traditions of Japan’s biggest celebration of the year: the Japanese New Year on Saturday, December 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The family-friendly event will explore the culture and history behind the Japanese New Year. Patrons will have the opportunity to participate in many different activities throughout the day and view a variety of educational displays on the Japanese New Year. You can learn how to play Fukiwarai, a traditional Japanese New Year children’s game, write a New Year’s postcard, learn the story behind and craft peace cranes and get recipes for traditional Japanese New Year’s foods. Program planner Kimberly Buckner says the Japanese New Year is a time for peace and resolution, deeply rooted in tradition. She says it is exciting to offer the community a chance to explore the history and culture behind Japan’s biggest celebration of the year.

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