Shinnenkai 新年会 2015 January 18th 2015

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Shinnenkai 新年会 2015 January 18th 2015

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 2015:

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!

Time & Date:
Sunday, January 18, 2015
4:00 – 8:00 p.m.


Hopkins Eisenhower Community Center
1001 Minnesota 7, Hopkins, MN 55305

Tickets are now available! 


Preregistration is now over! Please purchase your tickets at the door and come join us at JASM Shinnenkai 2015!

At the Door : January 18th

$7 for Children Age 6-18

$12 for Adult JASM Member

$16 for Adult Non- JASM Member


Family Package:

$22 for JASM Member

$27 for Non- JASM member


View the flyer here!


Performance Schedule:

4:10 Koto Music by Sakura Kai

4:40  Japanese Traditional Dances by Mikaharukai

5:20  Steel Sword Show by Toyama Ryu Batto Jutsu

5:50  Kendama Demonstration by Sweets Kendamas

6:30  Thunder Wave and Japanese songs, Momoko Tanno(soprano) Aaron Barnell(drummer) Asako Hirabayashi( keyboard) Naomi Matsuoka                 (keyboard) Naoko Koyano (recorder)

7:20 Taiko Drum Performance by Mu Performing Arts

7:50  Closing Remark and Tejime


Schedule in the Exhibitor Area:

4:40  Koto (Japanese musical instrument) by Sakura Kai

5:10  Ikebana (Japanese flower arrangement) by Ikebana Sogetsu Group

6:00  Japanese Cooking by Kimiko Molasky

6:50  Kakizome (Japanese calligraphy) by Tetsuya Shimano



Bloomington Sister City Organization

Concordia Language Villages

Ikebana Sogetsu Group

Kimiko’s Japanese Home Cooking

Minneapolis Japanese School

Nihonjin Kai

Saint Paul – Nagasaki Sister City Committee

Sweets Kendamas

Toyama Ryu Batto Jutsu

Zen Healing Center

Mr. Yoshi Satoh

Ms. Keiko Doi


Activities & Demonstrations:

Anime / Cartoon Coloring, Calligraphy, Green Tea Workshop, Kendama, Mochi Pounding, Sogetsu Ikebana Flower Arrangements, Travel Desk, and more!


Food Donated by Asian Foods

Food Prepared by Tomoko Drake and Friends



Silent Auction item(s) Donations by:


Brian Graham Salon

Dale Studios

Great Harvest

Green  Teaist

Takehito & Richiko Kamata


Walker Art Center

Zen Box Izakaya