Thursday, January 25, 2007

Elementary Rice Pounding

Making Mochi the Good Old Way

All of the elementary schools in Kazamaura have rice pounding mochi making events, and in spite of comments I have made to the contrary in the past I do enjoy the events at each and every one of the schools.

However, I do have a special place in my heart for "Snakeshore" Elementary.

They always put in that little bit of extra something: like a student-led shiatsu seminar on how to take care of weary muscles unused to the rigours of mallet swinging . . .

. . . complete with lab time.

I think that Yuko enjoyed that part as well. (Our daughter Grace was also present at this event, but she only features in video footage stored in the Keitai Cinema archives).