WHO/WHAT: Akiko’s Buddhist Bed & Breakfast will celebrate its 21st annual mochi pounding with special gratitude for having survived Hurricane Lane earlier this year. Thanks to the TLC of many generous hands, repairs to the East Hawai‘i landmark are nearly complete and ready to welcome back friends and visitors alike. Take a journey back in time and enjoy mochi pounding, music, crafts and more.

WHEN/WHERE:Saturday, Dec. 28, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at Akiko’s Buddhist Bed & Breakfast, at 29-2091 Mamalahoa Hwy., in Hakalau, located 15 miles north of Hilo. Parking is available at Hakalau Veterans Park.

For more information, call Akiko (808) 963-6422 or visit the website https://www.hakalauhome.com. Donations to the Wailea Village Historic Preservation Community are welcome.


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