Traditional Mochi (rice cake) Pounding for New Year (21st Annual) | Go Hawaii

Traditional Mochi (rice cake) Pounding for New Year (21st Annual)

December 29, 2018
8:00am - 2:00pm

Akiko's over the years has become synonymous with MOCHI POUNDING. This will be our 21st year. Started with 23 people, mostly neighbors, and now it has become a popular community and public event. This past year we had between 600-700 folks visit our wee village to participate in mochi pounding and other activities. Come and join the fun on Saturday, Dec. 29th, from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. making traditional rice cakes the "old-fashioned" way. Everyone takes their turn at pounding the glutinous sticky rice for good luck. Fire building starts at 7 a.m. to steam the rice. Hearty local style lunch for $5. New years crafts, food vendors, fortune telling, massage, I Ching readings, floral arrangements, plantation stories, Okinawan taiko drumming, Hawaiian entertainment & more. Great cultural mix of everything that makes Hawaii so special.

Videos from last years events can be found here:

Akiko's Buddhist B&B
29-2091 Old Mamalahoa Highway
Hakalau, HI 96710
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Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Akiko Masuda
  • Contact Organization: Wailea Village Historic Preservation Community

Location: Hawaii