Mochi & Me is an interactive exhibition that allows the audience to explore mochi through various activities.
Visitors can learn how to make, safely eat, and properly identify various types of mochi. The audience will attend programmed and guided tutorials, tasting stations, play virtual and physical games, and more.
All individuals are welcomed into the world of mochi.
Mochi is a Japanese rice cake made of mochigome, a short-grain japonica glutinous rice, and sometimes other ingredients such as water, sugar, and cornstarch. The rice is pounded into paste and molded into the desired shape. In Japan, it is traditionally made in a ceremony called mochitsuki.
Not too many people outside of Japanese culture and the US know about mochi or how it is made, including the various unique flavors and tastes such as - Mochi Ice Cream, Sakura Mochi, Hishi mochi, Ichigo Daifuku, and Kashiwa Mochi.
This exhibition can open a door to dive deep into teaching others the ingredients of mochi, the process of making it, how to properly eat it, Japanese cultural relations to mochi, and more.