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Japanese American Tradition: Mochitsuki

Submitted by: Ellyn Iwata

My 23 year old son, Jason Yamashita, made a video of our family’s Mochitsuki from last year’s footage. Due to COVID restrictions, we were not able to have our family mochitsuki last year, which we've held annually since ~1940.

Jason is a fourth generation Japanese American and 2020 USC graduate and medical school applicant.

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Japanese American Tradition: Mochitsuki
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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 … More »


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