Mochitsuki New Year's Celebration at Fujitsu Network Communications
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If you’ve eaten the delicious Japanese snack called mochi — that’s a rice cake with a consistency sort of like marshmallows or gummies that is often served as a sweet dessert — then you’ll recognize the culinary star of this nineteenth annual traditional New Year’s party put on by the Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth. Festivities include mochitsuki, where participants use mallets to pound rice into cake form, plus other elements of Japanese arts and culture such as kakizome (calligraphy), ikebana (flower arranging) and dressing up in kimonos. There will also be games for children and performances by drum, singing, dance and karate groups.
Admission is $10, children ages 6-12 $3, free for children 5 and younger.