JETAA Chicago Shinnenkai 2014


JETAA Chicago is proud to present the 11th annual New Year’s Shinnenkai Culture Festival! Joins us as we celebrate the Year of the Horse! This celebration of Japanese culture promises to be a great opportunity to meet others who are interested in Japan. We are excited to announce that there will be a LIVE koto and shamisen performance this year!

Come enjoy Japanese appetizers and beer, wine, and soft drinks. We will feature traditional arts and crafts including: calligraphy, origami, and ema (good luck) plaques. Challenge your friends in a trivia tournament or a game of karuta (picture matching game). Don’t forget about the $1 Janken Contest, where you can win the cash prize and be crowned the rock, paper, scissors Champion!

Raffle prizes include two tickets to the March 5th Kyary Pamyu Pamyu concert at the House of Blues, tickets to the Field Museum, MSI, and Chicago Flower & Garden Show, gift certificates to local businesses, Japanese themed treats and treasures and more! All proceeds from the raffle will be donated to It’s Not Just Mud, a Tohoku based charity helping with relief efforts around the world, including the recent earthquake in the Philippines.

This is an event for all ages!

When: Saturday, January 18th

Where: The Japan Information Center (737 N. Michigan, Suite 1000, entrance on Chicago)

$15 for advanced tickets by PayPal until January 17th
Please register through Guestlist (all advance tickets are non-refundable)
$20 at the door
$10 for children and volunteers

We’re always looking for new faces; so even if you’ve never been to a JETAA event, please join in! Be sure to also check out our Facebook event page.

Volunteers get in for the children’s price! Volunteer shifts are 4:30-6pm or 6-8:30pm and are an easy way to get involved, meet people and save money! If you’re interested in volunteering during the event, please contact

JETAA members from Shinnenkai 2013 enjoying festivities

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