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Japanese traditional winter activities

Publishing : January 18, 2016

Mochi-Tsuki, the lesson of Shodo and the disaster drill were held for the NITech international students on December 24.


Mochi is made from rice, one of the most popular traditional foods in Japan. It is often eaten in New Year holidays.

Many students experienced Mochi-Tsuki holding the kine, a wooden tool, up and bringing it down again and again until the rice texture becomes smooth. They tasted fresh pounded mochi with various seasonings such as 'azuki' sweet bean paste, 'kinako' sweet soy powder and soy sauce.

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Shodo (Calligraphy)

Calligraphy is the act of writing beautifully, called Shodo in Japanese. The participants drew their favorite Japanese words.

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Disaster Drill

The evacuation drill and the fire drill were carried out. They confirmed the evacuation path of their house, and learned how to use a fire extinguisher.

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