- Things to Do
- products & gear
when: Jan 31, 2016 at 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
where: SW, Portland State University's Smith Memorial Student Union, 1825 SW Broadway St., Portland, Or
cost: $4-$10/person advance; Free for kids 3 and under
ages: All Ages
Mochitsuki is the pounding of rice into tasty, sticky rice cakes, or mochi, that symbolizes starting the New Year with a full belly in hopes of abundance in the year ahead. The 20th annual family-friendly festival offers a feast for the senses, with food, art, performances, and many exceptional hands-on cultural experiences, like drumming, flower arranging, calligraphy, card making and a tea ceremony, among others.