Utsukikai brings you yet another mochi-making adventure! This year, get a close up look at the mochi-making process and dance along to our original song and bon odori, Portland Mochitsuki Ondo. Watch for a few guest appearances!
The name Utsukikai is composed of “U” (rabbit), “Tsuki” (moon) and “Kai” (group). It refers to the Japanese myth about the rabbit on the moon making mochi. With that playful image as an inspiration, Utsukikai is a community-based group dedicated to sharing the tradition and festivity of New Year’s mochi making.
Learn more about Utsukikai at: https://www.facebook.com/utsukikaipdx