Join our Japanese community here in Tucson for a mochi (rice cake) pounding and tasting festival, with taiko drumming, songs by Yuki Ibuki (from Kyoto), raffle prizes, Japanese game playing (ayatori, fukuwarai, kendama, go/igo, and hanafuda – latter taught by yours truly), and origami folding. Admission only $5, with children 5 years and under free.
Location this year is at the home of Odaiko Sonora taiko drummers, at Rhythm Industry Performance Center, 1013 S. Tyndall Avenue (2 blocks north of E. 22nd Street), west of Park Avenue.
Sponsored by the Southern AZ Japanese Cultural Coalition (of which I am the website editor, for almost 2 years ), www.southernazjapan.org.
More info about this mochituski on facebook: www.facebook.com/tucsonmochi
Happy New Year of the Sheep!