Win Tickets ($20+): Mochitsuki 2012 Portland Japanese New Year Celebration | Food, Fair, Performance

We are giving away a pair of tickets to attend Mochitsuki Portland, a Japanese New Year celebration on Sunday that includes stage performances, special foods, community fair, and much more . To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, January 27.

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From our sponsors at Oregon Nikkei:
Mochitsuki Portland 2012 Japanese New YearMochitsuki Portland Japanese New Year Celebration
Sunday, January 29, 2012 | 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. | All Ages
Tickets are $4-$10 | Tickets/More Info: mochipdx.org

Scottish Rite Center
709 Southwest 15th Avenue Portland, OR 97205
(503) 228-9405 | www.portlandsrc.com

Mochitsuki is Portland's annual Japanese New Year celebration. From enjoying special foods to watching traditional mochi pounding, Mochitsuki has been a premiere event in the local Japanese American community since 1996.

The mission is to celebrate, share, and educate the broader community about the dynamic Nikkei New Years traditions while strengthening bonds between our Nikkei groups.

Enjoy free mochi samples, demonstrations and hands-on activities for all ages including: mochi pounding, ikebana, calligraphy, games and much more!

This year Mochitsuki will feature open seating in the auditorium. Seats will be available on a first come first served basis. Please be respectful of performers as you enter and exit the auditorium.

Mochitsuki is Portland's annual Japanese New Year celebration. From enjoying special foods to watching traditional mochi pounding, Mochitsuki has been a premiere event in the local Japanese American community since 1996.

The mission is to celebrate, share, and educate the broader community about the dynamic Nikkei New Years traditions while strengthening bonds between our Nikkei groups.

Mochitsuki Community Fair: 11:00AM - 4:00PM

Enjoy free mochi samples, demonstrations and hands-on activities for all ages including: mochi pounding, ikebana, calligraphy, games and much more! Visit the FOOD and ACTIVITIES page for a complete list.

Mochitsuki Stage Performances: 11:45AM - 3:30PM

This year Mochitsuki will feature open seating in the auditorium. Seats will be available on a first come first served basis. Please be respectful of performers as you enter and exit the auditorium. Click here for the STAGE LINEUP.

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38 Responses to Win Tickets ($20+): Mochitsuki 2012 Portland Japanese New Year Celebration | Food, Fair, Performance

  1. Carolynn K January 24, 2012 at 17:37 #

    Great idea for a family trip, good for all ages : would definantly love to go

  2. Patricia Moomaw January 24, 2012 at 17:47 #

    I’d like to win the pair of tickets! My friend in Japan came to visit Portland last fall and I plan to go there in a few years, but I’d like to attend the Mochitsuki celebration in the meantime, taking pictures and videos and showing my friend how the Japanese community here celebrates the new year! Thank you for your offer!

  3. marisa January 24, 2012 at 18:03 #

    Because I am a Dragon and this is the Year of the Dragon…

  4. Shane O'Shields January 24, 2012 at 19:16 #

    I would love this fun and educational opportunity to get my kid out of the house on this rainy winter weekend.

  5. Leonard January 24, 2012 at 21:40 #

    I never miss Mochitsuki!

  6. Eric T January 25, 2012 at 15:56 #

    Cause I need to get out more.

  7. margrit January 26, 2012 at 02:56 #

    Do I hear TAIKO DRUMS? I’m already there!!!!!!!!!

  8. Kathrin Spaccarelli January 26, 2012 at 16:20 #

    LOVE omochi. Reminds me of living in Japan years ago. So fun!

  9. Mark Chernobelsky January 26, 2012 at 16:38 #

    I would like to attend this event with my sister or my friend. I need to go out & spend time around people. I have been having anxiety & panic attacs lately. This feels like a great relaxing event.

  10. Jeff Kucirek January 26, 2012 at 16:41 #

    This looks like an awesome experience. I can’t think of a better way to get in touch with my Japanese heritage this weekend (I’m 25% Japanese). Plus, I love mochis. I want to win.

  11. Sara January 26, 2012 at 16:55 #

    The Japanese Garden is one of my favorite places in Portland! <3

  12. Rachael January 26, 2012 at 17:05 #

    Ooh, I’d love a pair of tickets! I’m looking forward to the fashion show and nomming down yummy noodles and the like.

  13. Michael J January 26, 2012 at 17:32 #

    Never been to the Japanese Gardens after 10 yrs in Portland. Would love to go!

  14. kwong January 26, 2012 at 17:33 #

    Happy New Year! I love festivals.

  15. Ian January 26, 2012 at 18:42 #

    This sounds like so much fun. I’d love to take my wife Japanese and crazy for mochi!!

  16. Ed January 26, 2012 at 18:56 #

    As one of the smallest Sumo wrestlers on the east side, I would love to go to Mochitsuki. I promise not to tackle anyone. PDX Pipeline rules.

  17. Rena January 26, 2012 at 19:27 #

    bored

  18. daVe January 26, 2012 at 21:02 #

    got my son this weekend, and i think he’d dig this.

  19. Kelly G January 26, 2012 at 21:27 #

    I have a co-worker who is very interested in Japanese culture, so I will ask her to go if I win the tickets, and I’m very interested in the culture too. Had a Japanese exchange student living with us a couple of years ago and it was a nice experience. Leared a lot about the culture, but would love to experience more.

  20. Mesha January 26, 2012 at 23:29 #

    arigatou! for the tickets! I would enjoy this SO much!!!! please and thank you! duomo. -mesha

  21. Jamie Martin January 27, 2012 at 06:17 #

    My best friend just arrived from Houston last night, and he’s never been here before, so I would like to show him what Portland has to offer.

  22. Rachel January 27, 2012 at 06:25 #

    I’d love to learn more about the Portland Japanese American community!

  23. Scott C January 27, 2012 at 06:39 #

    Can’t wait to take my daughter to see the taiko drums and the Mochi pounding. Sounds like an incredible time.

  24. bwana January 27, 2012 at 07:18 #

    must eat more moooochi

  25. free January 27, 2012 at 08:01 #

    since i took an intro art class, i’ve been interested in japanese culture. this sounds like fun.

  26. Regina January 27, 2012 at 09:36 #

    This will be my first weekend off since November. It would be a great way to have some fun, enjoy the weekend, kick off the new year and a pre-celebration with my hubby before our 4 year anniversary! I know he would love to go as much as I would. We both appreciate the japanese culture.

  27. Jess January 27, 2012 at 10:21 #

    My pet dragon got his kimono dry cleaned for the celebration!

  28. Robert January 27, 2012 at 11:10 #

    Sounds fun!

  29. Alain January 27, 2012 at 11:19 #

    Yoi otoshi o omukae kudasai

  30. Lady January 27, 2012 at 12:24 #

    Yes, please!

  31. Yaz January 27, 2012 at 13:41 #

    I would like to win because I’m a fat Japanese kid, who likes Mochi like a white fat kid likes cake.

  32. April January 27, 2012 at 14:59 #

    If it’s meant to be, pick me.

  33. JT January 27, 2012 at 17:09 #

    I am Asian, and wanna go! Please pick meeeeeeee!!!! Thank you.

  34. Sarah Holt(Dagy) January 27, 2012 at 18:54 #

    This would be an amazing event to go to.

  35. Sarah Holt(Dagy) January 27, 2012 at 18:55 #

    This would be a great event to go to!

  36. Ashley January 28, 2012 at 00:22 #

    I haven’t been to the garden yet- what a perfect time!

  37. SoneM January 28, 2012 at 12:28 #

    Wow,
    what an amazing experience that I would LOVE to take my homesick Japanese girlfriend to!!! A welcomed opportunity to learn more of the beautiful culture and HAVE SOME FUN!!…cant wait to attend!

  38. monica burnett January 31, 2012 at 09:45 #

    this sounds like a great family event. Id love to go.

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