Monday, January 09, 2012

Happy Japanese New Year!

On Sunday we finished off our recent marathon of field trips with a visit to the Japanese-American National Museum downtown for their Oshogatsu (Japanese lunar new year) celebration. It was basically too crowded and Jackson isn't quite ready for craft projects yet, so it wasn't our greatest success, but the museum is beautiful, the event was excellent, even for a little kid (Dragon bouncy house! Snacks! Bang-bang drums!) and we'll probably do this again in a couple of years.

Jackson admires part of his osechi-ryori, which are the traditional foods of the Japanese New Year.
Jackson looks cute on the steps of the museum after the mochi-pounding ceremony and taiko drumming.
It's not all cute all the time people. Sometimes he's just a toddler! Hee. 


habes said...

Can I Geo-track you or something to figure out where you're going??? Or maybe you need to start an email blast with all your upcoming expeditions so I can take Ben. You make me feel incredibly inadequate and inspired all at the same time! (And I mean that in the nicest way) xoxo

Cupcake Mama said...

Dude, you are killing me with the cultural outings. How do you come up with this awesome stuff??!! You need to have a preschool.

Leigh said...

Jackson is so cute! What a doll. Thank you for visiting my blog and taking the time to comment. I'm glad I returned the visit.