MOCHITSUKI2017: 21st Annual Japanese American New Year Celebration

MOCHITSUKI2017 was held at Portland State University’s Smith Memorial Student Center on Sunday, January 29th. Consul General Uchiyama took the stage to make remarks at the Performance Hall. Mochitsuki Portland is conducted by 4 organizations which are the Japanese American Citizens League, Konko Church of Portland, Oregon Nikkei Endowment and Portland Taiko. This year marked the event’s 21st anniversary and was attended by large crowds.

Consul General Uchiyama’s Remarks

Taiko Performance

Mochitsuki demonstration

The Consular Office of Japan’s display table