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  • Mochi Pounding (Omochitsuki)!

    For Families, Performances

    Jan 20

    Free with museum admission

    11 AM—2 PM

    Samsung Hall

    Celebrate the Japanese New Year with Kagami Kai, an acclaimed mochi group, as it presents the colorful and exciting New Year tradition of mochi pounding to make delectably sweet rice cakes, with lively music, energetic dance and traditional costumes. Plus you can make folded paper cranes for luck and prosperity in the new year.  

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Lead Sponsor

Lead funding for the Asian Art Museum’s Cultural Celebrations is generously provided by Kaiser Permanente. Major funding is provided by Bank of America. Additional support for the Mochi Pounding Festival is provided by The Henri and Tomoye Takahashi Charitable Foundation.


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