1/1/23 Oshogatsu New Year’s Festival & Sale

A  Two-Day  Japanese  New Year’s  Celebration  &  Sale

Dec 31st & Jan 1st

Spokane Buddhist Temple  –  927 S Perry, Spokane

Proceeds support our Minister’s Education & the Temple

Sunday Jan 1st  –  10 am—2 pm

10 am    New Year’s Day Buddhist Service

10 am-12pm    Sales of dessert mochi, ozoni soup with mochi, Taiyaki fish-shaped pancakes with sweet filling & Japanese items and antiques.

Japanese New Year (Oshogatsu お正月)is one of the most important holidays in Japan, celebrated with time off of work, family reunions & traditional rituals. In Japan, New Years Day is celebrated on Jan. 1st, which is different than in China, which celebrate the New Year based on the Chinese lunisolar calendar. It is said that one must eat mochi on New Years or face a year of bad luck.