Mochi Pounding Slideshow

Mochi  is a Japanese rice cake made of sweet rice, pounded into paste and molded into the desired shape. In Japan it is traditionally made in a ceremony called mochitsuki. While also eaten year-round, mochi is a traditional food for the Japanese New Year and is commonly sold … Continued

Mochi Pounding!

Quote of the day: “In many Japanese American households and communities, an annual custom ismochitsuki—the pounding of mochi or rice cakes, which is essential to the “Oshogatsu” or New Year’s celebration. Mochitsuki is an all-day event which requires many hands, … Continued

Preparation For Mochi Pounding

Quote of the day: “ In many Japanese American households and communities, an annual custom is mochitsuki—the pounding of mochi or rice cakes, which is essential to the “Oshogatsu” or New Year’s celebration. Mochitsuki is an all-day event which requires many hands, … Continued