Mochitsuki

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When
Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020
Cost: $4-$12
Where
Portland State University
930 S.W. Hall St.
Portland, OR

The following description was submitted by the event organizer.

A Japanese New Year tradition, Mochitsuki refers to the pounding of sticky rice to make mochi rice cakes. Mochitsuki Portland has been an annual Japanese-American New Year cultural celebration in the local community since 1996. The family-friendly festival has grown in popularity each year since, bringing together food, artwork, cultural booths, demonstrations, and local music and dance performances, along with hands-on cultural experiences.

Enjoy mochi pounding demonstrations (and enticing samples) or learn about Japanese calligraphy, origami or ikebana (flower arranging). Round out the day with children’s bento-cooking classes, lessons on Japanese tea ceremonies and New Year’s card-making.