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New Year Celebration Continues

Seattle Kokon Taiko performs in the Bainbridge Island Mochi Tsuki event. Photo courtesy of Clarence Moriwaki.

The local community began celebrating the New Year through its annual events including Bainbridge Island Mochi Tsuki held on Sunday gathering over 2,000 visitors. The Nikkei community organizations began hosting their New Year’s party from last weekend and will continue for weeks until March.

Japanese Community Service of Seattle and Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Washington kicked off the annual gatherings last Saturday inviting local community members and organization representatives. The Japanese consulate, some kenjin kai groups and local organizations are hosting their New Year’s celebration this month. More information can be found at calendar page.

CSJCCCW New Years potluck kicks off the annual community gathering Photo courtesy of Janet Tahara Gates
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