SAN FRANCISCO — Mochitsuki workshops will be held at the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California, 1840 Sutter St. in San Francisco Japantown, on Saturday, Dec. 29, from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. (half-hour shifts).

George Yamada

Ever want to make your very own mochi? Learn from one of Japantown’s manju makers, George Yamada, owner of the Yamada Seika manju-ya, which served the community for 36 years and closed its doors in 1999.

Yamada not only generously donated his mochi-making machine to the JCCCNC, but has shared his talents and the joy of this New Year’s tradition with the community every year.  Watch him transform hot rice into mochi, and learn how to make your own mochi, plain or with kinako, anko, and other sweets.

A fun-filled cultural workshop you will not want to miss, and your friends will love you when you bring home all the extra mochi.

Fees: $12 for JCCCNC members, $17 for non-members, free for children under 5 years of age.

To download a flyer/form, click here. For more information, call Jennifer Hamamoto at (415) 567-5505.

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