Mochitsuki would not be possible without the support of the following sponsors:


Kin Level (Gold)

The Japanese American Citizens League is a national organization whose mission is to secure and safeguard the civil and human rights of Asian and Pacific Islander Americans and all communities who are affected by injustice and bigotry.

Serving the Pacific Northwest since 1928.  Uwajimaya is the premier provider of the freshest meat, produce, seafood and the largest selection of Asian groceries and gifts.


Gin Level (Silver)

Japanese Ancestral Society of PortlandThe Japanese Ancestral Society (Nikkei Jin Kai) is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the Nikkei community. The group’s goal is to recognize the accomplishments of Japanese Americans, promote fellowship among members of the Nikkei community, and preserve ties with Japan.

The Japan-America Society of Oregon (JASO) is a non-profit organization of businesses and individual members, dedicated to strengthening the US-Japan relationship in Oregon and southwest Washington. Please check our upcoming event, “Women in Leadership,” on February 11, 2021.

Japanese American Museum of Oregon. Sharing and preserving Japanese American history and culture in Portland’s Old Town neighborhood, where Japantown once thrived.

JETAA Portland is a local chapter of The Japan Exchange & Teaching (JET) Program Alumni Association. In addition to creating a community for former JET Program participants to share their experiences, the association also offers a place for anyone with an interest in Japan to deepen their appreciation for Japanese culture and meet awesome, like-minded people.

The Consular Office of Japan in Portland exclusively serves the state of Oregon and Southern Idaho. The relationship between Japan and the states of Oregon and Idaho continues to be a broad and favorable one, based on mutual exchanges in the fields of political, economic and cultural benefit. It is our goal to continue, support and develop this relationship, and through the daily activities of this office, to be a helpful presence to the Japanese and local communities. Furthermore, this office aims to go beyond its fundamental political and economic duties and devote itself to providing services and information to deepen the understanding of Japan in the region.


In-Kind Sponsors

VARIVAS is a premier brand of high-performance fishing lines and gear for serious anglers.

The Yuuyake Shimbun is a community-focused newspaper serving a diverse community of people from the United States and the countries around the Pacific.


Moonbridge was founded by Larry Tyrrell in 1994 as an independent CD label specializing in transcultural projects often featuring shakuhachi (traditional bamboo flute of Japan) in differing musical contexts and featuring releases in both the World Music and New Age categories. Larry Tyrrell is a player, composer, recording artist and teacher who embodies the concept of transcultural music.