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Japanese New Year Tradition Serves as Generational Bridge

by Carolyn Bick

Serenaded by choruses of, “Yoisho!”, every time the mallet fell, Mochitsuki attendees tried their hand at pounding mochi dough at the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Washington’s annual New Year’s event on January 12, 2020. Continue reading Japanese New Year Tradition Serves as Generational Bridge

Japanese Cultural Center Pounds Dough at Mochitsuki Ceremony

by Carolyn Bick

Hungry and curious, attendees crowded into one of the first floor rooms of the Japanese Cultural Center Jan. 27 to watch some among them — and the dextrous Takumi Yoshinaga — pound sweet sticky rice with water into a sticky dough in a mochitsuki ceremony.

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