Japanese New Year Festival in Brooklyn

Brooklyn Japanese New Year Festival

Monday, January 20 from noon until 4:00 p.m.

ROULETTE – 509 Atlantic Avenue (corner of Atlantic and 3rd Avenues), Brooklyn

Admission: $15/$8 children (in advance) / $18/$10 children (at the door) / Free children two and under

Celebrate the Year of the Rat in Brooklyn at this Japanese-style event for the entire family. The Brooklyn Japanese American Family Association presents a special New Year celebration that’s fun for adults and children alike.

Enjoy a delicious selection of Japanese food by BentOn while taking in the entertainment from 10tecomai, Samurai Sword Soul, and the Kaoru Watanabe Taiko Center. Tanaka Taisan will also give a live giant calligraphy performance.

Make Kabuki masks and origami, and play shogi (Japanese chess) and other traditional Japanese New Year games. You won’t want to miss the mochitsuki, or rice pounding ceremony, a Japanese New Year tradition that has an 800-year history.

The Roulette bar will be open for those 21+ looking to add a little buzz to their afternoon.

Celebrate the Year of the Rat with the entire family!

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit BJAFA’s website.

Brooklyn Japanese New Year Festival 2019

Here’s a look at a few pictures from last year’s New Year festival by BJAFA.

Kaoru Watanabe Taiko Center
Taisan Tanaka
Mochitsuki
Painting masks
Shogi
Bento by BentOn