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31st Annual Mochi Tsuki 2020 - A Local Family Tradition Since 1970's Community Celebration with Live Taiko, Mochi Pounding, Kid Activities, Origami..Newly Listed

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Date: Saturday, 4 January, 2020       Time: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Woodward Middle School
9100 Sportsman Club Rd NE.
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

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Mochi Tsuki 2020 - Celebrating 31 Years of Mochi for All!  Join us in celebrating the 31st Anniversary of Mochi Tsuki!

What started as a local family tradition in the 1970's has turned into a beloved Bainbridge Island community celebration. The community event began at the Island Center Hall, moved to the Filipino Hall, and for the last 15 years has been hosted at IslandWood. In celebration of our annual we welcome all guests to our new, larger venue-"Woodward Middle School. With our expanded capacity there will no lines, no tickets required to attend either the event or the Seattle Kokon Taiko performances.

Guests of all ages will enjoy hands-on traditional mochi making (and eating!) and learning about the culture and history of the Japanese American Community on Bainbridge Island.

This event is free.  

Annual Mochi Tsuki Date
Saturday, January 4, 2020

11 am - 3 pm

Schedule Events
- Taiko Shows at Noon and 2PM
Passing of the Mallet Ceremony honoring retiring Master Pounder Shoichi Sugiyama at Noon
Mochi Pounding throughout the day
Kids Activity Stamp Card
Form-your-own Mochi
Beg/Int/Adv Origami Instruction
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Bainbridge Island Historical Museum Display
Mochi tsuki is an annual New Year's tradition in many Japanese households and communities. Special mochi rice is soaked overnight, steamed and cooked, and then pounded into a smooth, sticky paste using an usu (large bowl) and kine (wooden mallet). Each year we roll out the solid granite usu and wood mallets that are hand-made by Mike Okano, a member of one of the original families who started the tradition on the island. Get an up-close look as we steam upwards of 200 pounds of rice in batches over an open fire. Then, try your hand at pounding the rice with the enthusiastic guidance of pounding masters Egashira and Okano. Children and adults can try their hand at forming the mochi cakes that are then eaten plain, filled with red bean paste, or dipped in soy sauce and sugar.

Interested in volunteering at Mochi Tsuki? Email [email protected].

Woodward Middle Schoolm, 9125 Sportsman Club Rd NE, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

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