This popular annual event is held in preparation for the Japanese New Year. Steamed glutinous rice is pounded by hand and shaped into small rice cakes, which are used in a variety of New Year's dishes.
Traditional mochi pounding demonstration by the Vancouver Japanese Gardeners' Association.
Come sample the freshly pounded mochi and purchase some to take home. Mochi, Japanese foods, and homemade baked goods for sale.
Added by taikotea on December 6, 2005