Mochi Trowing event at the local shrine

mochi throwing event at the farm visit & mochi making tour in Shiga

An annual event ‘Mochi Rice Cake Throwing’ was held at the shrine we visit during our Mochi pounding tour. Local villagers prepare Mochi rice cakes from early morning in order to offer them to the Shinto god in return for the perfect health and safety of family members. Afterwards, Mochi rice cakes that have been blessed by the Shinto god are distributed among the villagers.

From ancient times, Mochi rice cakes have been considered to bring good luck. Local villagers come together to receive this luck by gathering and collecting thrown Mochi rice cakes. 

Not only Mochi rice cakes but also Ramen noodles and sweets were thrown, causing a lot of laughter among the participants. You may encounter such local events during the tour if you are extra lucky. We hope you will join our Mochi pounding tour to see and learn about the local life of people in the countryside.






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