Tag Archives: Mochitsuki


Dear Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple, Here’s to a very successful Mochitsuki event. When our temple can bring friends and families together, we are spreading the Nembutsu in practice. Everyone, young and old worked extremely hard. From rice washing, setup, boiling, grinding, pounding, cutting, shaping, brushing, packaging, distributing and tear down: all were done with extreme… Read More »

Mochitsuki Update

Thank you to those who helped with the setup this past Saturday!!!! Your dedication to the  Temple is exemplary. And thank you to June Fujioka for helping me put the lunch together! Thank you very much to YABA for setting up the rice into (23) barrels and the initial washing on Wednesday evening! Schedule for… Read More »

Boiler Fabrication

Fabrication of the rice steamers/boilers for use in mochitsuki, by Eric Schmid, Joe Belli, and Dale Noriyuki, from August through December, 2011. Photos and video courtesy of Eric Schmid and Kristina Fukuda-Schmid.