A Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community Event

Mochi Tsuki 2019

30th Anniversary Celebration

Join us for this free annual community event!

Date:      Saturday, January 5th, 2019
Time:      11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Place:    Woodward Middle School (new venue!)
                9125 Sportsman Club Road NE
                Bainbridge Island, WA  98110

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 30th Anniversary 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, which will be held at 12 noon and 2:00 p.m. 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.

Mochi Tsuki is 100% funded by the community. Donations are greatly appreciated.

Find Us


Are you walking onto the ferry?  Plan in advance and catch a $2 ride on Kitsap Transit: http://www.kitsaptransit.com/service/routed-buses/bi-ride

From WA-305 S: Turn right on Sportsman Club Rd NE, Woodward Middle School will be on your right

From WA-305 N (Ferry Terminal): In 1.5 mi turn left onto Madison Ave N. In .1 mi turn rt onto NE New Brooklyn Rd. In .4 mi turn rt onto Sportsman Club Road. Woodward Middle School will be on your left.

There will be ample parking at Woodward Middle School and adjacent Sakai Intermediate School. Follow the signs on Sportsman Club Road for directions to guest and handicapped parking.

Get Involved

Bainbridge Island

Japanese American Community

Email us: [email protected]

Made Possible by Our Generous Sponsors

The 30th Anniversary Mochi Tsuki Celebration is supported by the City of Bainbridge Island's Cultural Funding Grant

Thank you to the Nakata Family and Town & Country Markets for 30 Years of generosity

Thank you to our friends at Ace Hardware for their support

 635 High School Rd NE
 Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 

Thank You to Our Partners

Thank you to BISD and the facilities staff of Woodward Middle School for help making our event possible

Our deep appreciation to the staff and founders of IslandWood for 15 years of community partnership 

Our Talented Makers

Dennis Faust, Wheel of Fortune
Tracy Loeffelholz Dunn, Graphics
The Nakatas, Metal Fabrication
Julie Schick, T-Shirt Design
T&C Marketing Dept, Signage