A shinnenkai (Japanese 新年会, literally “new year gathering”) is the Japanese tradition of welcoming the arrival of the New Year. A shinnenkai is a shinnenkaiis their way of getting together to celebrate a new year and to make promises to each other to do their best for this year while wishing each other good luck and fortune.
You are invited to attend this event where there will be Mochi-Tsuki (A Japanese new years tradition), enjoy conversation, music and the potluck dishes that everyone should bring. In addition to the celebration of the New Year, we will have a drawing for several items including a Japanese Silk Wall Hanging and a Blue Fin Sushi gift certificate.
Co-sponsored by the Bellingham Sister Cities Association (BSCA) and the Whatcom Japanese Community Association