2021 Program Schedule

2021 Mochitsuki Portland is VIRTUAL!

 

Please come back and check out

our Sugoi=Super exciting

2021 Mochitsuki Portland “Virtual” Event Program.

Enjoy the whole family “Virtual” event at home.

 

Japanese New Year Festival “Mochitsuki” will be celebrating its 25t​h​ Anniversary virtually in 2021!

After discussion about possibly taking a gap year, the planning committee strongly felt it needed to continue supporting the community, especially now. Therefore, they have been busy working to make it possible and an event for all individuals and families to enjoy.

Mochitsuki will be celebrating throughout the entire month of January!

Beginning with the first shrine/temple visit on January 1st, various videos and photos including cultural performances, demonstrations, New Year trivia segments, and much more will be released daily on our social media platforms (YouTube, Facebook, Instagram) which viewers will also be able to find on the official Mochitsuki website.

Fresh mochi will be available at the Uwajimaya store in Beaverton every Saturday in January and participants can also visit websites of vendors and restaurants partnered with Mochitsuki through the Exhibitors page.

All of these festivities will conclude on January 31st from 1pm-2:30pm with a historical video of Mochitsuki, a tribute to Valerie Otani, and performance and livestream Q&A with headlining artist, Elena Moon Park.

2021 January Program Schedule

Sneak previews available

Links to each video activity and performance will go live on the scheduled day!

 

Click the image below to view the schedule.