Mochi-tsuki* and New Year Party (Richmond)
January 15, 2012
This exciting annual event at Kabuto South Japanese restaurant has been a JVS tradition for many years. We had 348 participants. Many people came from Richmond and the neighboring districts. In addition to them, some people came from Hampton Roads and other areas. Both American and Japanese people had a great time.
(see the link Mochi-tsuki). These days many urban Japanese people rarely have an opportunity to experience mochitsuki. However, young and old experienced Mochitsuki with the help of volunteers.
After that, they enjoyed tasty fresh mochi and zoni(mochi soup).
to the fun raffle that was held, lucky people went home
We were able to hold this event with the generous support of the sponsors listed below;
3rd Tee, Inc.
ANA - All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd.
Canon Virginia, Inc.
Delta Air Lines
Teijin Film Co., Ltd.
Emergency Assistance Japan (USA) Inc.
Far Eastern Foods
JTB USA, Inc.
Japan Airlines International Co., Ltd.
Kabuto Japanese House of Steaks (South)
Kinyo Virginia, Inc.
"K" Line America, Inc.
Kyushu Japanese Restaurant
Maruchan Virginia, Inc.
MGC Advanced Polymers, Inc.
Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Group
NGK-Locke Polymer Insulators, Inc.
Nippon Express USA, Inc.
San-J International, Inc.
Sompo Japan Insurance Company of America
Sumitomo Machinery Corp. of America
Virginia Economic Development Partnership
Virginia Tourism Corporation
Wako Chemicals USA, Inc.
Yupo Corporation America
Fifty-one (54) volunteers helped with this event.
The Japan-Virginia Society deeply appreciates your sponsorship and continued support for this event.