The members of Takohachi explain why mochi pounding is done for the New Year and present Tawarazumi Uta, a musical story of stocking up on rice.

About Takohachi

Takohachi ( is a Portland-based non-Profit organization of Taiko and beyond. A founder/director of Takohachi, Yumi Torimaru launched Kotori Japanese Music ( in 2020 and keeps introducing Japanese culture with music and also offering Tsugaru Shamisen and Shinobue lessons (online or offline). This video is one of her projects, Japanese Cultural “Edutainment” with Music, a collaboration between Takohachi and Kotori Japanese Music.

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