Shinnenkai 2019 – Japanese New Year Celebration-

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Shinnenkai 2019 – Japanese New Year Celebration-

Witness first hand a Japanese style New Year celebration! Japan America Society of Minnesota is proud to be bringing the sights, sounds, and tastes of a Japanese style New Year celebration in January 2019.

About the event:

Shinnenkai is an annual event which endeavors to bring Japanese style New Year traditions to Minnesota. The event is a perfect place for cultural exchange, meeting other Japanese related organizations like JASM, and to experience new things in a fun environment with performances, delicious Japanese food, and all sorts of 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 at the event please click here.



Sunday, January 27th, 2019

3:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.

Washington Technology Magnet School (In the Great Hall)
1495 Rice Street
St. Paul, MN 55117

*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.

At the event, you can:

Watch a koto performance by Sakurakai, Japanese dance performances by Mikaharukai and Thunder Wave, a ballet performance by Yuki Tokuda & friends, cello performance Sachiya Isomura cello performance, and a taiko drum performance by Taiko Arts Midwest.

Visit various exhibitors, participate in activities and demonstrations, and more!

More information on the specific attractions, program schedule, volunteering signup, and when tickets will be available will be posted here soon.

We hope to see you at the 2019 Shinnenkai!

Advanced Ticket Price (until 4 pm, Jan. 25th 2019)
$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**

**Free Admission with New Membership at the door**