Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community

Calling All Mochi Tsuki 2020 Department Managers!

The Mochi Tsuki 2020 Managers Meeting will be held on Sunday,  September 15, 2019, 6:30-7:30 pm at Woodward Middle School, Room 215

Come join your fellow volunteers who will be overseeing a department for Mochi Tsuki 2020.  

Our goal is to:

  • Explain the changes we’ve made based on your feedback
  • Introduce new items
  • Find out what supplies and set-up items you want
  • Determine your volunteer needs—shift schedule and number of volunteers, so we can set up the schedule  

For more information, contact Carol Reitz at 425-765-8284 or for more information. 

See you then. Mochi Tsuki for All!

Summer Potluck Picnic

Saturday, August 3rd, 11am-6pm

Join us at the Battle Point Park Picnic Shelter for our biennial picnic. Meet up with old friends and maybe make a few new ones! Bring picnic food to share. See you there!

New Video: My Favorite Places

Broadcast on TVW by David McGimpsey with Ralph Munro

This wonderful short video debuted on Memorial Day. It features Ralph Munro, former Secretary of State of Washington, at one of his favorite places--the Japanese American Exclusion Memorial on Bainbridge Island. Look for our own Kay Nakao being interviewed in the video!


2,000+ Attendees

90+ Volunteers

205 Pounds of Mochi Rice

Many thanks to all who helped make our 30th Anniversary Mochi Tsuki an overwhelming success! We are humbled by the enthusiasm and generosity of our community members,  volunteers, and visitors to Bainbridge Island.

Read all about it in the Kitsap Sun article, "Pound by pound, 30th anniversary of Mochi Tsuki rings in the New Year."

See you next year on January 4th, 2020 at Woodward Middle School!

Get Involved

Meetings are held the first Wednesday of  each month, 6 p.m. at the Bainbridge Island Historical Museum, 215 Ericksen Ave NE, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

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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