Japanese New Years – Shinnenkai – This Weekend January 14th!

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.

This year we will hold the Shinnenkai at the Bellingham Yacht Club, 2625 South Harbor Loop Way, Bellingham, WA 98225 from 12:00-3:00 in the downstairs Ward Room.

Here is a link to last years pictures!


Co-sponsored by the Bellingham Sister Cities Association (BSCA) and the Whatcom Japanese Community Association


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