WHO/WHAT: Mochi (rice cake made from glutinous mochi rice) is one of the most important traditional foods for the Japanese New Year’s representing strength, longevity and purity. As we ring in the auspicious Year of the Sheep, join us for a hands-on mochitsuki demonstration.

WHEN/WHERE: Saturday, Dec. 20, from 10-11:30 a.m. in the JCCH Teruya Courtyard. Sessions begin every 30 minutes, starting at 10 a.m.

COST: The event open to the public and demonstrations are free. “Hands-on participation” requires advance registration. Cost per session is $20 for JCCH members and $25 for nonmembers. Registered participants will learn the significance of mochi in the Japanese culture and then pound and fashion their own mochi to take home.  Each participant will make and take six komochi (plain) and six mochi with azuki an (sweetened red bean paste.) For more information contact Audrey Kaneko at 945-7633 ext. 28 or email programs@jcch.com.

Photo: Konko Mission of Wahiawa on Facebook


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