Mochi-tsuki* and New Year Party (Richmond)
January 10, 2016
This exciting annual event at Kabuto South Japanese restaurant has been a JVS tradition for many years. We had 344 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).
We invited River Taiko group again, and they performed Wadaiko (Japanese drum) outside.
to the fun raffle that was held, lucky people went home
ANA - All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd.
Canon Virginia, Inc.
Delta Air Lines
DuPont 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.
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 America Insurance Services LLC
Sumitomo Machinery Corp. of America
Virginia Economic Development Partnership
Wako Chemicals USA, Inc.
Yupo Corporation America