Once essential to the New Year celebration, the practice of mochitsuki is now rare even in Japan, as busy people eat store-bought mochi rather than make their own. Come and celebrate the Japanese New Year with the music and dance of Kagami Kai, a San Francisco-based group dedicated to maintaining the Japanese tradition of mochi pounding. Pound your own mochi, and decorate and write a New Year greeting to friends or family.
Official Website: http://www.asianart.org/mochi.htm
Added by sagemane on December 29, 2008