Mochitsuki, January 7th, 2018

Published January 10, 2018 by

Some photos from our Mochitsuki. Mochi-tsuki, or pounding rice to make mochi (rice cakes), is an important traditional event in preparation for the New Year. Special mochi rice is soaked overnight, steamed and cooked, and then pounded into a paste using an usu and kine (large bowl and mallet).

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