“Year of the Horse” was the theme of the Oshogatsu Family Festival held Sunday at the Japanese American National Museum in Little Tokyo with nearly 3,400 people attending. Above: With their parents’ help, kids made stick horses with heads made of paper bags.
Above and below: Common Grains sponsored the Onigiri Design Contest, in which participants used a variety of ingredients to create unique rice balls. Winners in the children’s division included: Personality — Janice Yasuda, Skye Myoshi; Kawaii — Nicole Curd, Maya Gaffani, Bryan Sochiratna; Artistic — Madoka Steinke, Eber Lein. Adult winners included: Original — Chris Jorge; Humorous — Christian Lam.
Photos by J.K. YAMAMOTO/Rafu Shimpo