Japanese New Year Event-Oshougatsu Party
2 Jan 18

Happy New Year 2018!

Wishing all of our friends and families a Happy New Year.

Japan Center will hold the annual event “Japanese New Year” on January 18th, Saturday morning.

This is to introduce Japanese traditional new year and its concept to our students and local communities.  The door is open for anybody of any nationality, age, gender in UAE.

Please come and join on January 20th at Al Qasba.


Date : January 20th, Saturday, 2018

Timing : 10:00 to 13:00

Venue : Multaqa, Al Qasba, Sharjah

Entrance Fee : AED25/person above 7 years oll


Our special programs on Event :

Kakizome – Special Japanese Calligraphy in New Year

Furoshiki Wrapping Competition – Japanese way of wrapping the gift.  It is very artistic and beautiful.

Origami Competition – Japanese paper craft.  We make both Beginner style and a little complicated high-level style.

Quiz Show – Multi-national Teams will compete the knowledge about Japan.  A lot of give-away gift will be won.

Othelo Competition—Japanese-Origin Othelo Game is now a popular international game.  It is very easy, black color pin interposes white, then white will be turned into black. Or vice-versa. If your color exceeds opponent color, you win.

KARATE MASTER PERFORMANCE— Renownd Japanese Karate Master will perform KATA(style), and self-defense.  He is a very high rank, 5-dan black-belt holder, who is qualified to be a judge in international competition.  Mr Abe’s title as follows:

Japan karatedo federation 5th dan, National kumite referee, prefectual kata judge

Japan karatedo federation Goju ryu Taishukai, 4th dan, Renshi, Jun-Shihan

Japan Sports Association Sports instructor (Karatedo)

World Karate Federation (WKF) Kumite Judge (B), Kata Judge (B)

Asian Karate Federation (AKF) Kumite Referee (A), Kata Judge (A)



Tsumami-Zaiku – Japanese haidy craft of Juowelly making.

Sushi and Japanese Sweet— Japanese tea & sweets will be provided.


Come on time at 10am, so you can get coupon for each competition.

Winner will get various gifts from Japan. Seats for these competitions are limited.

Bring your family and friends to the event.  It is only once a year!


We are waiting for you!