Mochitsuki Festival: Jan 30th 11am-4pm

The Portland area Japanese American community invites the public to join in a lively celebration for the 14th annual Mochitsuki festival, Jan 30th from 11am to 4pm at the Scottish Rite Center, SW 15th and Morrison Street.

The Mochitsuki Festival celebrates the New Year by eating smooth, round rice cakes in the traditional Japanese way. It’s a cultural preservation effort that combines a professional stage show with community booths in a festival environment. Local groups will demonstrate their singing, martial arts, and the art of pounding rice into those New Year’s rice cakes.

CULTURAL FAIR (including one Stage Show admission): $7 individuals, $5 for students and seniors, $3 for children