The ritual shooting of an arrow is a Japanese New Year’s tradition.

Kotohajime: The First Performance of the New Year
Hatsu Kagami “First Mirror”
Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, 1 p.m.

Aratani Japan America Theatre
244 S. San Pedro St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 680-3700

JACCC’s signature New Year celebration. Welcome in 2014, the year of the Horse with mesmerizing performance titled Hatsu-Kagami (First Mirror) featuring the traditional Japanese dance by Mme. Hisami Wakayagi, harmonica by Tetsuya Nakamura, and Zen archery by IKKYU.
The ritual shooting of the arrow, purification ceremony, kagami biraki (breaking of the sake barrel) and other Japanese cultural traditions are performed in celebration of the New Year.

The Aratani Japan America Theatre (JACCC)
$20 General Admission
$18 JACCC Member

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