Activity Report


 Mochi-tsuki* and New Year Party (Richmond) 

January 6, 2008

 This exciting annual event has been a JVS tradition for many years.

We again had an unprecedented number of participants this year - 353. 

 Young and old (some from Washington DC) all

got together at Kabuto South, a Japanese restaurant, on the first

Sunday of the year. The day was filled with great times and tasty treats. The

traditional mochi-tsuki demonstration calls for a pair of real wooden

mortar and a mallet (see the link Mochi-tsuki). Some lucky people went home

 full of smiles and the prize of free air tickets thanks to the fun raffle that was held.

 We look forward to having you at our next Mochi-tsuki & New Year Party!


Kabuto South again, this year!



This is the sign for this event.


A lot of companies, stores and restaurants support this event. Many thanks!


The preparations are going on.


Very powerful pounding demonstration.



A little one challenges with a big help from the experienced.




We had many people at this event.







We were able to hold this event with the generous support of the sponsors listed below; 


 ANA -All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd.

 Canon Virginia, Inc.

 Continental Airlines

 Far Eastern Foods

 Harukawa Sushi Restaurant

 IACE Travel

 International Golf Discount - Hampton Road Golf, Inc.

 JALPAK International USA, Inc.

 Japan Airlines International Co., Ltd.

 Kabuto Japanese House of Steaks (South)

 Kappo Nara - Japanese Restaurant

 Kinyo Virginia, Inc.

 "K" Line America, Inc.

 Maruchan Virginia, Inc.

 MGC Advanced Polymers, Inc.

 Mitsubishi Chemical Group

 NGK-Locke Polymer Insulators, Inc.

 Nippon Express USA, Inc.

 Northwest Airlines, Inc.

 San-J International, Inc.

 SOYA Japanese Restaurant

 Virginia Economic Development Partnership

 Wako Chemicals USA, Inc.

 Yupo Corporation America

Sixty-three (63) volunteers helped with this event.

The Japan-Virginia Society deeply appreciates your sponsorship and continued support for this event.