The Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition (SAJCC) invites the Tucson Community to the 3rd Annual Mochitsuki.
Learn about Japanese New Year’s rice pounding tradition on Saturday, January 9, 2016 at Pima Community College Downtown campus, 1255 N. Stone Ave. at NW corner of Stone and Speedway. 11 AM to 3 PM.
$5 adults & children under 5 free. Attendees should use the westside parking lots.
The purpose is to bring together persons interested in Japanese culture and to encourage the community-building spirit of making mochi (rice cakes) as a celebration of the New Year.
There will be taiko drum performances by Odaiko Sonora, mochi rice pounding demonstrations, games & prizes, free mochi samples, along with other Japanese cultural activities such as Anime, calligraphy, origami, martial arts, kyudo (archery), singing, authentic Japanese Tea Ceremony, ikebana,and exhibitions from several Pima CC student groups.
Please come and join us for a fun day. For further details, see SAJCC website www.southernazjapan.org and Tucson Mochitsuki Facebook page, www.facebook.com/tucsonmochi/. Phone contact: 520-744 -7250, email firstname.lastname@example.org. This event is also sponsored by Yume Japanese Gardens of Tucson.
Carolyn’s note: I am the Editor of the SAJCC website, so for an article/photos of last year’s 2nd Annual event: http://blogforarizona.net/photo-gallery-of-2nd-annual-japanese-new-years-mochitsuki-celebration/. The first Tucson Mochitsuki event was held at Yume Japanese Gardens of Tucson. This event has grown in size and thus, the venue has changed.