MOCHI (Rice Cake) Pounding Festival (December)
We started this tradition in 2016 and it is being enjoyed by the students, families and friends from our local community.
Mochi-tsuki is an event welcoming the new year in traditional Japanese style, using traditional implements.
Much as black-eyed peas are considered a symbolically lucky dish in parts of the U.S., in Japan, foods made with mochi - or condensed, sticky rice cakes - are thought to bring health and prosperity when consumed as part of a New Year’s celebration.
Principal: Ken (Kunio) Ota
107 S University St, Normal, IL 61761, USA
The Japan Foundation made presentation about traditional "Shichi-Go-San" celebration.
Shichi-Go-San ("Seven-Five-Three") is a traditional rite of passage and festival day in Japan for three- and seven-year-old girls and three- and five-year-old boys, held annually on November 15 to celebrate the growth and well-being of young children. (Wikipedia)
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