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 Carolreitz@msn.com 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!
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!
Make Mochi the Traditional Way
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 under the watchful eye of master mochi-maker Shoichi Sugiyama. 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.
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