2023 Mochi-Tsuki Shinnen Kai

Kagamimochi

2023 MOCHI-TSUKI KAI

Presented by the Victoria Nikkei Cultural Society, the Japanese Friendship Society and the Victoria Japanese Heritage Language School Society
SUNDAY, JANUARY 15, 2023
Esquimalt Rec Centre
2:30 PM – 5:15 PM (The door opens at 2:00 PM)
Details: Mochi-pounding and tasting, Japanese calligraphy contest, Hanetsuki, Fukuwarai, performances by Uminari Taiko, Language School Soran Dancers and Choir and Furusato Dancers
MEMBER ONLY EVENT

Dear Members of the Victoria Nikkei Cultural Society:

The Mochitsuki Shinnen Kai which was co-hosted by 3 Japanese groups located in Victoria prior to the Covid Pandemic is again being held after a 2-year break.

This event is co-hosted by the Victoria Nikkei Cultural Society, the Japanese Friendship Society and the Victoria Japanese Heritage Language School Society, for the purpose of celebrating together the New Year with their members, people of Japanese heritage and of different generations.

This event provides for families an opportunity to enjoy some traditional Japanese games, mochi-pounding and tasting and cultural performances. Please mark your calendar to attend this special private event which is not open to the public as it is a members’ only function!

As we are not yet completely out of the pandemic, the potluck (as previously held) has been cancelled.

Although the admission to this event is free, in order to help cover the cost, a donation box will be available at the reception area (suggested donation amount: $5 per person).

Mochi tasting will be available for free but your donation will always be welcomed. There will also be some pre-packaged snacks for sale, so please be sure to bring some cash.

Reminders for Safe Gathering:
COVID-19, flu and other viruses are still in our broader community. Here are some reminders to help keep our event safe for our members.

  • Masks are recommended during this event, but not required.
  • Please wash your hands and/or use hand sanitizers before eating/drinking.
  • Stay home if you are not feeling well or experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms on the day of the event.

Currently, there are no province-wide restrictions regarding COVID-19 in place. Please be advised that we may cancel this event if any provincial regulations become more stringent in the future and we find it difficult to hold the Mochitsuki Shinnen Kai on the day of the event.

PLEASE NOTE:
POSTER & HAIKU CONTEST – Entries are still being accepted until January 6, 2023 – one prize will be awarded for each category (selection by random draw) so please submit your entry(s) if you haven’t already done so and are planning to do so. (Please see below for original information regarding the contest, thank you.)

VOLUNTEERS WANTED – Thank you to the members who have already volunteered to help put on this event. However, more assistance is needed as there are many tasks to “make it happen” and if you are able to help, please send in your name to info@vncs.ca.

We look forward to seeing you all there.
2023 Mochitsuki Shinnen Kai Planning Committee

2020 Mochi-Tsuki Kai — Potluck Dinner

VNCS Members, join us for our 2020 New Year celebration: Mochi-Tsuki Kai!

What:  2020 New Year Celebration
              Mochi-Tsuki Shinnen Kai
              Potluck Dinner

WhenSunday, January 19, 2020
              2:30 PM – 6:15 PM 
Where: Esquimalt Recreation Centre
              527 Fraser Street, Victoria, BC

Join us to celebrate this New Year with a potluck dinner, entertainment, interactive participation including mochi-pounding, calligraphy writing and traditional games to celebrate this New Year.

This popular community event for all ages has a few guidelines that will be in place:

a) Attendees must be an active member of the Victoria Nikkei Cultural Society, the Japanese Friendship Society, or the Victoria Heritage Japanese Language School

b) Admission is with a main course dish to share

c) Please bring sufficient food to feed your family plus 2 (two) other people

d) As well, please LABEL your serving dish and utensils with your name and your food item with an ingredient list

e) Drinks and dessert will be provided for guests 

Volunteer Help Still Needed!

We still require 8 – 10 volunteers to work on teams including: 

1. Reception Greeting
2. Food/Drink Tables Attending Crew
3. Room Set-up or Take-down Crew

If you are able to assist, please contact the Organizing Committee at:  info@vncs.ca
  
Excitement is mounting and we look forward to seeing you on Sunday, January 19, 2020!

餅つき新年会ポットラック・ディナー

「もう直ぐです、日曜日にお会いしましょう!!!」

何でしょうか? — 2020年新年会です。

日時:1月19日日曜日2:30 PM – 6:15 PM
会場:エスクァイモルト・レクレーション・センター (527 Fraser Street, Victoria, BC

ポットラック・ディナー、エンターテーメント、餅つき、書き初め、伝統的ゲームをしながら、皆さん、ご一緒に新年をお祝いしましょう。 

老いも若きも皆が楽しめる人気のコミュニティー・イベントですが、次のような決まりがあります。 

参加者はビクトリア日系文化協会、日本友好協会、またはビクトリア・ヘリテージ日本語学校の現役会員でなければいけません。 

参加費として、メイン・コースを一品ご持参ください。ご自分の家族分+2人分の分量で、皿や用具に名前をつけていただくこと、料理名と材料名を記していただくことをお願いします。 

飲み物とデザートは主催者側で用意します。 

ボランティア急募各作業チームで数名のボランティア(8-10名)を募集しています。受付食べ物・飲み物テーブルの担当台所作業会場準備または片付けお手伝いできる方は運営委員会にメールでご連絡ください。アドレス: info@vncs.ca 

日に日に楽しみが増してきます。

1月19日日曜日にお会いしましょう!

(和訳 フェドロー 美恵子)

2019 Mochi-Tsuki Shinnen Kai and Potluck Dinner

Kagamimochi

2019 MOCHI-TSUKI KAI and POTLUCK DINNER

Presented by the Victoria Nikkei Cultural Society, the Japanese Friendship Society and the Victoria Japanese Heritage Language School Society
Sunday, January 20, 2019
Esquimalt Rec Centre
2:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Please join us for a potluck dinner, entertainment and interactive participation which includes mochi-pounding and traditional games to celebrate this New Year.

As this is a popular community event for all ages, there are a few guidelines that will be in place:

  • Attendees must be Active Members of the Host Organizations
  • Admission with a Main Course Dish to share: Please bring sufficient food to feed your family plus 2 (two) other people.
  • As well, please LABEL your serving dish and utensils with your name and your food item with an ingredient list.

Drinks and Dessert will be provided for guests.

2018 Mochi Tsuki Shinnen Kai and Potluck Dinner

Kagamimochi

2018 MOCHI-TSUKI KAI and POTLUCK DINNER

Presented by the Victoria Nikkei Cultural Society, the Japanese Friendship Society and the Victoria Japanese Heritage Language School Society
Sunday, January 21, 2018
Esquimalt Rec Centre
3:00PM – 6:30PM
MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Please join us for a potluck dinner, entertainment and interactive participation including mochi-pounding and traditional games to celebrate this New Year.

Volunteer Help Needed – the old adage “many hands make light work” is best demonstrated at an event like this celebration day and we are looking for assistance from all groups with: Set-up, Kitchen Crew, Greeter, Mochi or 50/50 Sales, Food Table Monitors, Games and Take-down.

Contact Debbie Ibaraki at ibarakidebbie@gmail.com if you can help.

2016 Mochi-Tsuki Kai and Potluck Dinner

Kagamimochi

2016 MOCHI-TSUKI KAI and POTLUCK DINNER

Presented by the Victoria Nikkei Cultural Society, the Japanese Friendship Society and the Victoria Japanese Heritage Language School Society
Sunday, January 24, 2016
Esquimalt Rec Centre
3:00PM – 6:30PM
MEMBER ONLY EVENT

Join us for our annual tradition of mochi-pounding and potluck dinner to celebrate the New Year.
Doors open at 2:30 pm on Sunday, January 24th at the Esquimalt Rec Centre. (site of the VNCS Cultural Fall Fair.)

ADMISSION IS FREE FOR MEMBERS OF THESE ORGANIZATIONS.
BECAUSE OF AN ANTICIPATED LARGE PARTICIPATION, THIS EVENT IS OPEN ONLY TO ACTIVE MEMBERS.

Please bring a main course sufficient to feed your family plus two others. Drinks and dessert will be provided. Label your dishes and serving utensils and if you can, please prepare a tent card describing your entrée. (and ingredients)

***PLEASE NOTE THAT NO ONE WILL BE ADMITTED WITHOUT FOOD***

In addition to mochi pounding there will be plenty of activities to keep everyone entertained.

To help defray costs of this free event there will be a 50/50 draw, Silent Auction and mochi sales so please help support your event. As always, there is plenty of work to be done on the part of preparation and organization. If you can assist please contact Michael Abe at mkabe2011@gmail.com.

Kitchen set up starts from 1:00 pm and the hall is available for set up from 2:00 pm. Help make this event a success by lending a hand: We need volunteers for set-up, kitchen crew, reception desk, mochi seller, and clean-up crew, etc. We are also seeking donations, big or small to add to our Silent Auction.

See you there!