Make Mochi! A Fun New Years Family Event in Japan
The Art of Mochi Tsuki
In my opinion, there is nothing better to do in Japan during winter than participate in "mochi-tsuki" and eat fresh and delicious mochi. Mochi-tsuki is a Japanese New Year's tradition and events will be held around the first of January. Usually "Mochi-tsuki" is hosted by the neighbourhood community and are held at a temple or shrine. You should be able to find a "mochi-tsuki" event held nearby through a quick google search in late December or early January. The mochi that is made is mixed with different powders and sauces to have a variety of tastes. Participating in a "mochi-tsuki" event during the winter will definitely be a very "Japanese" way to spend your time here and will also be a great memory.