Mochi Pounding | Mitsuwa Marketplace | Food Events | Chicago Reader

Mochi Pounding All Ages Free

When: Fri., Jan. 1, 12-3 p.m. 2010

Mitsuwa hosts hourly demonstrations of mochitsuki, or mochi pounding, a traditional Japanese ceremony where glutinous steamed rice is pounded with large mallets in a mortar to make the sticky rice cakes called mochi. There will be free samples of fresh mochi with kinako (soybean flour) and sweet red bean paste.

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