Mochitsuki is the tradition of pounding mochi. This video shows the mochi master hitting the mochi super fast in Nakatanidou, Nara, to make the mochi soft and delicious! 🔨👊🎌
Video: Mochitsuki in action
At first, the mochi dough was pounded by a wooden hammer, then continued by splashing enough water, until finally it was beaten by the hand super fast. As a result, the dough will be very soft and tender when it later becomes mochi.
In Nakatanidou, Nara prefecture, Japan, this mochi shop is very famous for its mochitsuki show by the mochi master (the owner of this mochi shop). These are several photos of buyers who really enjoy the softness and tenderness of this mochi.