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The Art of Making Japanese Mochi 餅

Saturday, 14 March 2015


Japanese rice cake, Mochi 餅, is one of the traditional delicacies essential to Japan New Year's celebration and Mochi-tsuki 餅つき, literally means Mochi Pounding, is an important Japanese ceremony to make Mochi.


In the capital city of Nara Prefecture located in the Kansai region of Japan, there is a famous handmade Mochi store that had recently get into news as ‘Fastest Mochi Making in Japan'. The Mochitsuki professionals at the Nakatanidou 中谷堂 shop use large wooden mallet to pound rice in the usu and usually perform the art of pounding in front of a large curious crowd outside the shop. Watch some of these videos from YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=nakatanidou


In your next trip to Nara, head down to NAKATANIDOU 中谷堂 at 29 Hashimotochō, Nara-ken 630-8217, Nara Prefecture, Japan 〒630-8217 奈良県奈良市橋本町 29.


Images credit: NAKATANIDOU 





Article by HaiJapan

Photos: NAKATANIDOUPosted by Admin in Around Asia on 14 Mar 2015


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