JACL DC Chapter: Mochitsuki 2022

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JACL DC Chapter: Mochitsuki 2022

The JACL DC Chapter is hosting our annual Mochitsuki. Come join us for a fun-filled, Japanese American community event!

When and where

Date and time

Location

North Bethesda Middle School Cafeteria 8935 Bradmoor Drive Bethesda, MD 20817

Map and directions

How to get there

Refund Policy

No Refunds

About this event

  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile eTicket

The JACL DC Chapter is hosting our annual Mochitsuki on Saturday, December 3 at North Bethesda Middle School, 8935 Bradmoor Drive, Bethesda, MD 20817 starting at 12:00 PM. Come join us for a fun-filled, Japanese American community event where people of all ages can take part in pounding rice, and making their very own mochi!  

Kick off the holiday season by seeing old friends and making new ones! Funds raised from this event help to sustain JACL DC Chapter activities throughout the year. Thank you for your support and generosity. We look forward to welcoming you to this annual family tradition. 

Bentos

  • Delicious Japanese bentos (from local favorite, Tako Grill). Each bento order includes a bowl of homemade ozoni, dessert, and hot and cold drinks.  Bento Options: Chicken Teriyaki, Salmon Teriyaki, and Vegetarian.
  • Pre-order Prices ~ Members: $20; Non-Members: $25
  • Walk-in Price: $30 (Please note there will be a limited number of extra bentos available to walk-ins. Please pre-order to ensure you will have food on-site. Those who become members at the Mochitsuki can enjoy the members pre-order price.)

Fresh Mochi (from a Japanese confectioner):  Two Types for Sale

  • Komochi (plain white mochi) and Daifuku (mochi with anko/sweet bean inside)
  • Pre-order Prices for Komochi ~ Members: $5 per 1/2 pound bag; Non-Members: $7 per 1/2 pound bag; for Daifuku ~ Members: $8 per 1/2 pound bag; Non-Members: $10 per 1/2 pound bag
  • Walk-in Prices for both Members and Non-Members: Komochi ~ $7 per 1/2 pound bag; Daifuku ~ $10 per 1/2 pound bag

Crafty Ladies

  • The talented Crafty Ladies group will once again be selling their unique handcrafted gifts.  Be ready to do some holiday shopping! 
  • Friendly Reminder: Purchases are either by cash or check!

JBE Band Performance

  • We are delighted the JBE Band will be performing at our Mochitsuki again this year! 
  • JBE Band members are talented musicians who work at the Embassy of Japan and Japanese corporations who are members of the Japan Commerce Association of Washington, DC. 

Raffle

  • It is not a Mochitsuki without the famous Raffle! Support the DC Chapter while winning the chance to fabulous items. 

Donation to the Chapter

  • If you would like to donate to the DC Chapter, please click on "Tickets" and scroll down to support to our small community organization!  Your generous donation will allow us to continue to put together community events throughout the year.

Bentos often sell out, so please pre-order to ensure that you will have one to enjoy. There will be a limited number of bentos and mochi packages available for sale on the day of Mochitsuki.

For additional information, send an email to: jaclwdc@gmail.com

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FAQs

Will Bentos and Mochi be available to purchase day-of on Sat 12/3?

There will be a very limited number of bentos and mochi packages available for sale on the day of Mochitsuki.  Please pre-order to ensure you will have a bento to enjoy and mochi to take home.

What are accepted methods of payment?

All pre-orders are processed by Eventbrite using credit cards.  Day of event, we will accept, cash, check, credit card.  Please makes checks payable to, "JACL DC Chapter".  Thank you.

What are my parking options at the event?

Plenty of free parking is available at the school.

Can I still attend without ordering food?

And, all are welcome to come and enjoy the event without having to purchase food.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You can contact the JACL DC Chapter via email at jaclwdc@gmail.com