Mochitsuki | もちつき

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Nikkei Mochitsuki もちつき

Thursday, December 29 | 11am - 3pm | FREE Admission

Mochitsuki (or 'mochi pounding') is returning to the Nikkei Centre this year! A traditional New Years and year-end activity, mochitsuki is when the community comes together to make glutinous rice cakes the old-fashioned way: with a hollowed-out tree trunk and wooden mallet.

Whether mochitsuki is a tradition in your own family, or you're completely new to Japanese cultural experiences, we invite the public to come join in this experience together. Watch the pros hammer away, and try your out your own hand at turning rice into sticky, gooey, irresistible mochi. The event features a demonstration by the Vancouver Japanese Gardeners Association.

It’s great fun for the whole family! More details to follow.

今年は3年ぶりに日系もちつきが開催されます。臼と杵を使った餅つきのデモンストレーション、お餅の賞味、そしてお餅の販売もいたします。杵を持って餅つきに挑戦してみませんか?日本の年末恒例の伝統行事にぜひご家族でご参加ください。このイベントはバンクーバー日系ガーデナーズ協会の協力で行われます。

See also: Everything You Need to Know About Mochitsuki

 

Presented in collaboration with the Vancouver Japanese Gardeners Association and NNMCC Auxiliary.