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Mochi Fest Sale

Mochi Fest, annual sale of traditional mochi, other desserts & Japanese items at the Spokane Buddhist Temple. Around New Years, many Japanese households will take part in the annual tradition of mochitsuki (餅つき), the pounding of rice to make mochi. Mochi, also called a rice cake, is pounded sweet rice …

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Spokane Obon Festival

Saturday 7/21: 2-day Japanese Buddhist cultural festival, featuring Japanese/Hawaiian Food, Spokane Taiko drumming, crafts, Bon Odori dancing, and Anime & Cosplay. Spokane Taiko Drumming (11 am & 5 pm Sat. only) and Bon Odori dancing (6 pm each night), audience participation Japanese folk dances. Plus a Temple Open House 11 …

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