Akiko’s Holding 21st Annual Mochi Pounding

December 23, 2018, 10:30 AM HST (Updated December 20, 2018, 11:04 AM)

Akiko’s Buddhist Bed & Breakfast will hold their 21st annual Traditional Mochi (rice cake) Pounding for Good Luck in the New Year on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. This special event is a cultural mix of everything that makes Hawai‘i so special.

Akiko’s over the years has become synonymous with mochi pounding. This will be their 21st year. It started as a small neighborhood gathering with 23 people, mostly neighbors, and has grown in size each year with general public welcomed. Last year between 600–700 folks came to experience mochi pounding.


Activities include: New years crafts & calligraphy, NewYear’s kadomatsu (bamboo arrangement), fortune telling, I Ching readings, prayers and blessings, massage, Okinawan taiko drumming at noon, Hawaiian entertainment with Lito Archangel, Jazz with Leonard Kubo and Lou Ann Gurney, and more special guest artists.

Call Miss Akiko at (808) 963-6422 or for more information.

Akiko’s is located on Highway 19 near mile marker 15, look for MOCHI signs.



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