21st Annual Traditional Mochi (rice cake) Pounding for New Year

Akiko's B&B

29-2091 Old Mamalahoa Hwy
Hakalau, HI 96710

Akiko's over the years has become synonymous with MOCHI POUNDING. This will be our 21st 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. 29th, 2018 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.

Saturday, 29 December, 2018


Akiko Masuda

Phone: (808) 963-6422
Website: Click to Visit