【Mochi-pounding in Fushimi Kyoto】
Learn about raising rice from farmers then pound and eat mochi!
It’s a fun and delicious 120 minutes program that brings happy smiles to everybody’s faces!
Mr. Mitsuhiro Nakamura, a farmer raising rice in Fushimi, Kyoto for generations and a founder of mochi-oriented sweets and savory food brand “Hikarimochi” is going to be your host.
Category: For families, 10 people or more, Japan culture,
【Price】 3,000yen/person (tax included)
– (with English Translator) First and Third Wednesday of every month
– (Japanese Language only) Last Sunday of every month
【Time】 11:00 to 13:00
【Ages】 For all ages
【Application available from】 1 person
【Minimum Number of participants (to hold an event)】 10 people
【Duration】 Appx. 2 hours (depends on the number of participants)
【What is included in the Price】 Lunch, Tea, Souvenier (Mochi products worth 1000yen)
【Weather】 No postponement for rain
【Place】 Hikarimochi-Nakamura Honpo Factory
9-1 Yokooji Shimomisu-Miyanogo, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto
Piers’n’Peers (travel agency)
280 Minamihamacho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto
5 min from Chushojima Station (Keihan Line)
10 min from Fushimi-momoyama Station (Keihan Line)
12 min from Momoyama-Goryomae Station (Kintetsu Line)
15 min from JR Momoyama Station (JR Line)
For those who come by car, please come directly to the Hikarimochi Factory.
Mr. Mitsuhiro Nakamura
A farmer and a founder of Hikarimochi. He has been raising rice in Fushimi, Kyoto for generations as his family business. In 2002, he shifted to raising glutinous rice instead of the ordinary Japonica kind of rice. Their motto is “We only provide our customers with the products that we ourselves would love to eat.” Until now, they’ve done everything themselves from raising rice to making sweets and savory foods. In 2016, Mr. Nakamura campaigned with mochi-pounding performances in supermarkets in the United States, which pleased thousands of locals. His hobby is playing Rugby football.
Mr. Souji Fujisaki
Non-Governmental craftmanlike Town Organizer of Fushimi, Kyoto. He has been working energetically to encourage history, nature and culture of Fushimi, Kyoto as a representative of several corporations and cultural organizations. His specialty includes promotion of local shops and shopping streets, events producing, eco-tourism, traditional Japan culture and music. His tours made from the combination of variety of local resources that he come to know from his variety of activities have been catching on many repeated customers . He holds masters degree from Graduate school of Kyoto University on global environmental studies .
Please have a great time enjoying Kyoto Fushimi’s local culture of pounding mochi and rice-related activities.