Ring in the New Year 2013 with Nakayoshi Young Professionals by volunteering with us at the 42nd Annual Oshogatsu Matsuri (New Year’s Festival) on Saturday, January 12th at the Japanese Cultural & Community Center of Northern California (JCCCNC – 1840 Sutter St. in Japantown). This is an exciting community event for all!  There will be cultural arts & crafts, Mochitsuki (Japanese rice pounding), Ozoni (traditional Japanese New Year’s soup), great entertainment, food screen printing, and an art contest for children, so be sure to invite your family and friends.  If you are unable to volunteer, the JCCCNC is accepting monetary donations to support the festival in addition to prize donations for the winners of the children’s art contest.

Simply follow the link to sign up for volunteer shifts in setting up the gymnasium (from 10-11 a.m.), assistance at the JACL’s Arts and Crafts table (11 a.m.-3 p.m.), and/or clean-up afterwards (3-4 p.m.):  https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AkYPzulOWuMidHpRZHhXUDN2V0k1Zm1mbU1nb3dieEE#gid=0, and if you’re on Facebook, hit “attending” in our event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/413775572029346/.  For further inquiries, the person to contact is Haruka Roudebush at haruka.roudebush”@”gmail.com.

Thanks and Happy Holidays to you all!