Events

Mochitsuki 2018: 22nd Annual Japanese American New Year Celebration
Sunday, January 28, 2018 - 11:00am to Sunday, January 28, 2018 - 4:00pm

 

MOCHITSUKI 2018

22nd Annual Japanese American New Year Celebration

 

Sunday, January 28, 2018
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM 


PSU Smith Memorial Student Union

1825 SW Broadway, Portland

PARKING:
City Street Parking is free until 1 pm on Sundays. 
PSU Parking garages - $7 all day on Sundays. View  PSU Parking Garage Information

This family-friendly festival offers a wealth of cultural experiences, tastes and entertainment

Join over 2,000 Portlanders at Portland State University’s Smith Memorial Student Union for a New Year celebration of Japanese American traditions! Mochitsuki is, in its strictest sense, 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. 

Entertainment & hands-on activities includes:

  • Taiko drumming
  • Japanese Dance
  • Calligraphy
  • Origami
  • Ikebana (traditional flower arranging)
  • Fukuwarai (Japanese New Year’s game)
  • Tea Ceremony
  • Japanese Chess
  • Traditional Japanese mochi pounding
  • Children's bento cooking classes 
  • Enjoy Japanese food onsite or to take home 

Presented by Portland JACL 
Co-produced by

TICKETS: 

Advanced Sale

  • $10 Adult
  • $7 Student (w/ ID), Senior (62+)
  • $4 Child (ages 4-12)
  • Free- Children- 3 years and younger, Honoroed citizens - 88 and older 

Day of Event at the door

  • $12 Adult
  • $9 Student (w/ ID), Senior (62+)
  • $5 Child (ages 4-12)
  • Free- Children- 3 years and younger, Honoroed citizens - 88 and older 

Ticket available Online with no service fees: www.boxofficetickets.com

MORE INFO:  www.mochipdx.org