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Mochitsuki, Japanese New Year's Community Festival

  • Portland State University, Smith Memorial Student Union 1825 Southwest Broadway Portland, OR, 97201 United States (map)

Mochitsuki is Portland’s annual Japanese New Year celebration and has been a premiere event in the local community since 1996. This event is especially great for kids! Expect mochi making (by hand and by new fangled machines), great food, activities from tea ceremony to calligraphy to ikebana flower arranging, and incredible performances all afternoon long. 

We will be there doing a demonstration on how to cook Umi noodles for Japanese New Years. Some of our favorite local companies will also demo-ing, including Life Sampling, Frog Eyes Wasabi, and Jorinji Miso. There are activities for everyone. Come! 

Advanced Tickets
$10 Adult
$7 Senior (Age 62+)/Student (w/ID)
$4 Child (Age 4-12)
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Day of Event
$12 Adult
$9 Senior (Ages 62+)/Student (w/ID)
$5 Child (Ages 4-12)

Free Admission For:
Children three years of age and younger
Honored Seniors 88 and older

Illustration by Raf Spielman