The Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community presents Mochi Tsuki, a celebration that rings in the New Year.

Join them as they celebrate making mochi in the traditional way–steaming sweet rice over an open fire, followed by pounding the rice by hand with traditional, handcrafted cherry wood mallets (kine) in a granite bowl (usu). Below are the activities!

  • Film showing of Point of Departure: Public premier of this short documentary, selected for the 12th annual Films of Remembrance film festival in San Francisco, February 25th, 2023.