20th Annual Traditional Mochi (rice cake) Pounding for New Year, Saturday, Dec. 30th, from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Over the years, Akiko's has become synonymous with MOCHI POUNDING. This will be our 20th year. Started with 23 people, mostly neighbors, and now it has become a popular community and public event. This past year we had between 600-700 folks visit our wee village to participate in mochi pounding and other activities.
Come and join the fun on Saturday, Dec. 30th, from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. making traditional rice cakes the "old-fashioned" way. Everyone takes their turn at pounding the glutinous sticky rice for good luck. Fire building starts at 7 a.m. to steam the rice. Hearty local style lunch for $5. New years crafts, food vendors, fortune telling, massage, I Ching readings, floral arrangements, plantation stories, Okinawan taiko drumming, Hawaiian entertainment & more. Great cultural mix of everything that makes Hawaii so special.
Call Miss Akiko @ (808) 963-6422 or email: here or direct it to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Our last Mochi Pounding Festival Video HERE
Wailea Village Annual
So many, many folks make Mochi Pounding happen and you can feel the love and aloha that they all give year after year after year. Come and start the new year by pounding and tasting mochi in a very old plantation village that pulsates of old Hawaii & aloha.
Join us! for the Wailea Village annual mochi-tsuki celebration in making traditional rice cakes the "old-fashioned" way.
Photos courtesy of Dave Gallagher