Kristen Matsumura of Olympia swings the wooden mallet as she assists Shoichi Sugiyama of Bellevue in making mochi rice paste during the Japanese New Year celebration at The Olympia Center in 2013. Mochi making will again be part of the Olympia Japanese American Citizens League’s New Year’s celebration Saturday afternoon.
Kristen Matsumura of Olympia swings the wooden mallet as she assists Shoichi Sugiyama of Bellevue in making mochi rice paste during the Japanese New Year celebration at The Olympia Center in 2013. Mochi making will again be part of the Olympia Japanese American Citizens League’s New Year’s celebration Saturday afternoon. Tony Overman Olympian file photo
Kristen Matsumura of Olympia swings the wooden mallet as she assists Shoichi Sugiyama of Bellevue in making mochi rice paste during the Japanese New Year celebration at The Olympia Center in 2013. Mochi making will again be part of the Olympia Japanese American Citizens League’s New Year’s celebration Saturday afternoon. Tony Overman Olympian file photo