Tenrikyo Hawaii Community Mochi Pounding Events 2017

Tenrikyo Hawaii Community Mochi Pounding Events [Youtube]

New Year's in Hawaii brings with it the Japanese tradition of mochi pounding. These mochitsuki events bring together communities as they celebrate bringing in the new year. These days the custom of traditionally pounding mochi can be a rare event but every year the Tenrikyo Mission Headquarters of Hawaii is honored with the task of holding traditional mochi pounding events in various communities within the state. Specially requested by some communities and even featured on the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, members of the Tenrikyo path are able to joyously perform this traditional event to help bring in the new year and celebrate in the festivities with the community.