Runfab's Videos (Running in Tokyo/Japan - Marathon/Clubs/Track Races) - Running in Tokyo/Japan - Marathon/Clubs/Track Races 2021-05-07T13:25:40Z https://runningintokyo.com/video/video/listForContributor?screenName=2byvt2uylcol0&rss=yes&xn_auth=no Mochitsuki tag:runningintokyo.com,2007-12-03:1117704:Video:2442 2007-12-03T22:03:18.000Z Runfab https://runningintokyo.com/profile/Runfab <a href="https://runningintokyo.com/video/1117704:Video:2442"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/1941199378?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>"Mochitsuki" is a classical Japanese tradition present at any local<br></br> festival. A Japanese custom fundamental to the Japanese character.<br></br> It is literally translated as "pounding the mochi". "Mochi" is the paste<br></br> obtained from boiling/steaming a particular type of rice (glutinous rice)<br></br> and then pounded into a paste of a chewy and soft consistency. It is usually<br></br> served… <a href="https://runningintokyo.com/video/1117704:Video:2442"><br /> <img src="https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/1941199378?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />"Mochitsuki" is a classical Japanese tradition present at any local<br /> festival. A Japanese custom fundamental to the Japanese character.<br /> It is literally translated as "pounding the mochi". "Mochi" is the paste<br /> obtained from boiling/steaming a particular type of rice (glutinous rice)<br /> and then pounded into a paste of a chewy and soft consistency. It is usually<br /> served with "kinako" a powder obtained from toasted soya beans.<br /> Sugar is usually added when "kinako" is served with "mochi"<br /> <br /> Making "mochi" is not a solitary activity, it requires many hands from<br /> boiling the rice, pound and shape the "mochi" paste. So making the "mochi"<br /> is emblematic of bringing the community together to have fun and socialize<br /> in a community project.