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Like previous year, Mochitsuki was held in Nikkei Centre on Dec 29. It was on weekend, so I was able to go there again. I invited two of my friends, who had never been to the event. Mochitsuki is an event at the end of year that we pound Mochi rice in an Usu by Kine, to prepare to eat them on New Year’s Day.

We watched Taiko (Japanese drum) performances first and Mochitsuki after that. For Mochitsuki, if you would like to try, you can. Talk to the organizer at the event and get a ticket that a number is written. And they will call the number when your turn comes.

We actually ate fresh Mochi before Mochitsuki performance started. There were three fresh rice cakes in each plate. The black sheets are Nori seaweed, and condiments were prepared on the table.

Condiments for Mochi
(Kinako (soy bean powder), Grated Daikon radish, Soy sauce, Sugar, Nori seaweed, Ginger, and Negi (green onion))

They were selling Mochi and Manju to go, like previous year. I bought one frozen Mochi package (9 Mochi) and one Manju package (2 Mochi with red bean paste, 1 Dorayaki, and 3 Manju).

There were more selling, Onigiri (rice ball), Inari (rice in bean curd case), Gyoza…

Want to see more pictures in the past year? click here.

Nikkei Centre in Burnaby

Price Note
– Mochi plate $2.50
– Frozen Mochi package 450g $6.00
– Manju package $6.00

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Mochitsuki was held in Nikkei Centre on Dec 29. It is held every year, but I couldn’t go because of my work. Luckily, my office was closed on that day last year, so Collin and I were able to go there.

Collin is not a fan of Mochi, but he really liked fresh Mochi (rice cake) and enjoyed watching Mochitsuki. Mochitsuki is an event at the end of year that we pound Mochi rice in an Usu by Kine, to prepare to eat them on New Year’s Day.

There were three fresh rice cakes in each plate. The black sheets are Nori seaweed.

There are a few condiments for Mochi.
(Kinako (soy bean powder), Grated Daikon radish, Soy sauce, Sugar, Nori seaweed, Ginger, and Negi (green onion))

Collin liked Kinako and sugar together with Mochi that was surprising, because it was first time to him to eat Kinako and I thought it was awkward taste for him.

They also sold Daifuku, which is Japanese confection that red bean paste were inside.

They were selling Mochi and Manju to go, so I bought one frozen Mochi package (10 Mochi) and one Manju package (2 Daifuku, 1 Dorayaki, and 3 Manju).

Daifuku with white bean paste

Dorayaki

Manju

Manju at Nikkei Centre

Nikkei Centre in Burnaby

Price Note
– Mochi plate $2.50
– Daifuku $1.50
– Frozen Mochi package $6.00 (?)
– Manju package $6.00 (?)

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