Shinnenkai 2018 – Japanese New Year Celebration-

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Shinnenkai 2018 – Japanese New Year Celebration-

Are you longing for the unique Japanese New Year celebrations or would you like to experience that for the first time? The Japan America Society of Minnesota (JASM) is proud to be bringing the sights, tastes, and sounds of Japanese New Year celebrations to Minnesota through our Shinnenkai event.

About Shinnenkai 2018:

Shinnenkai is an annual event which endeavors to bring the traditions of New Year celebrations as they are conducted in Japan to Minnesota. We will be promoting  cultural exchange and new experiences in a fun environment with performances, delicious Japanese food, a silent auction, and fun for children too. We hope to create a fun family atmosphere that allows people of all ages to come together and experience a Japanese New Year!

If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please click HERE to sign up!

If you would like to donate Japan related items for the JASM Market, please contact our office by phone 612.627.9357, or through email,


Sunday, January 14, 2018
4:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.

Washington Technology Magnet School
1495 Rice Street
St. Paul, MN 55117 (Google Map)

Shinnenkai 2018

*The event will be held in the Great Hall.

** When you come from Rice St., turn onto Nebraska Ave. and go straight until you find the building. It is not located directly on Rice St. which usually encounters a lot of traffic. Please come in from the main entrance, which is located on the far left facing the building from Nebraska Ave. 

4:45-5:15 pm Sakurakai – Koto Performance
5:15-5:45 pm Akiko Ostlund – Belly Dance
            New Thunder Wave – Student Dance Troup
5:45-6:15 pm Sweets Kendamas – Kendama Performance
            JanKenPon Tournament
6:15-6:45 pm Akiko Ostlund – Belly Dance
            New Thunder Wave – Student Dance Troup
6:45-7:15 pm  Yuki Tokuda – Ballet
7:15-7:45 pm  Taiko Arts Midwest
7:50-8:00 pm    Closing remarks and Tejime


Advanced Ticket Price (until Jan. 11. 2018)
$13: Non-JASM Members
$10: JASM Members
$8: Seniors (65+ &
$8 College Students (with ID)
$5: 18 yrs & under
Free: Children (5 yrs & under)

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

*Ticket prices will go up $2 if you pay at the door*
**Free Admission with New Membership at the door**


Shinnenkai will present:

Activities & Demonstrations
Entertainment and Performances
Silent Auction