On January 12, the students had a great opportunity to experience the Japanese New Year tradition called Mochitsuki. This year we had a kimono demonstration as well. This was presented by Sachiko Perry and Britt Booth of Orange County Kimono Club. The students, teachers and parents watched patiently during the demonstration. Marissa Lizardo was the model for this demonstration. The students then got the opportunity to pound mochi as well as sampling the mochi. Students were also able to add either shoyu, kinako or nori to their mochi. Everyone had a good time overall.