Mochitsuki in Hawaii

I love mochi! This year I was fortunate enough to get a close-up look at an old Japanese tradition. The Higashi’s have a huge family gathering every New Years and they bring their rice to get pounded into delicious mochi. It’s a very labor-intensive process. Thanks so much to the Higashi family for keeping the tradition alive and well! After I left, a local news station came by to do a feature.