This video by Jason Yamashita was submitted his mother, Ellyn Iwata, for Discover Nikkei’s Nima-kai 2020-2021 Oshogatsu Traditions photo activity.


Jason Yamashita, a fourth generation Japanese American and 2020 USC graduate and medical school applicant, recently created a video of his family’s Mochitsuki on December 29, 2019. He shares how due to COVID restrictions, they were not able to have their family mochitsuki last year, which they've held annually since ~1940.

editor — Last modified Jan 08 2021 8:27 p.m.

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