Mochitsuki is one of the many cultural activities at the Oshogatsu Festival.
Mochitsuki is one of the many cultural activities at the Oshogatsu Matsuri.

SAN FRANCISCO — Celebrate the Year of the Horse at the 43rd annual Oshogatsu Matsuri on Saturday, Jan. 11, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California, 1840 Sutter St. in San Francisco Japantown.

Free and open to the public, the family-friendly event features cultural arts and crafts, mochitsuki and ozoni, entertainment (including taiko, Japanese dance and martial arts), and a children’s art contest.

Bring a plain, light-colored T-shirt and J-Town Arts will silk-screen it for free.

Sponsored by API Legal Outreach, JCCCNC, Hamilton Senior Center, Japanese Community Youth Council, Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival, and National Japanese American Historical Society.

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