Hakata Mochitsuki

START: Jan 26, 2020 END: Jan 26, 2020

Before WWII, people in Hakata made mochi (sticky rice) cakes in the new year to the sound of the shamisen and taiko drums, and this tradition re-emerged in 1996. Rice is steamed on a shichirin​ grill and then pounded. Finally, the mochi cakes are handed out to the public on a first-come-first-served basis.

・ 1/26 (Sun.)
・ 12:00~ (approx. 2h)
・ Free
・ Hakata Machiya – Furusatokan (in front of the Machiya Building)
6-10 Reisenmachi, Hakata-ku

Originally published in Fukuoka Now Magazine (fn253, Jan 2020)

Published: Dec 17, 2019 / Last Updated: Dec 19, 2019

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