餅つき – Mochitsuki – Sunday January 19th





トッピング: きなこ、ずんだ、くるみ、甘醤油、小豆、キムチ、納豆、大根おろし、お醤油。

Like eating mochi? Would you like to pound mochi the traditional way? Join our traditional Japanese New Year’s rice pounding festival-Mochitsuki (free with tickets)

We will be serving homemade red bean paste, edamame paste, natto, and more. Invite your friends and family! 

The festival will begin at 10AM and end at 2PM or as long as there is mochi left.

Part of the reason Mochitsuki is so special is because you can make your own mochi. Pound the rice into mochi, shape your mochi into balls, fill it with azuki (sweet red bean paste) if you want, then add as many toppings as you want! We also make fried mochi, which adds a different flavor to the mochi; and make waffles with the mochi in the options of natto (fermented soybean) waffles, kimchi waffles, plain waffles, and possibly some new flavors!

We serve a variety of toppings including:

  • sweet toppings- kinako ( sweetened soybean powder), edamame paste, walnut paste, sweet shoyu (soy sauce), azuki (read bean paste)
  • Savory toppings- kimchi, natto (fermented soybeans), daikon oroshi (grated daikon radish), shoyu (soy sauce)

About Central Japanese

We are a church family of followers of Jesus Christ, committed to growing in our understanding of who God is and encouraging all people to follow the lead of the Holy Spirit, recognizing that we are uniquely equipped to go out and reach the Japanese communities.

We hope you will join us in growing nearer to God. We have both English and Japanese Bible Studies during the week, and we meet for Sabbath School, Church Service  and Potluck on Saturdays. You can see recordings of some of our Sermons on YouTube. Waku Waku Hiroba is a “Mommy and Me” Japanese group that meets bi-weekly. Many other activities including Men’s Group, Sabbath afternoon hikes, family fun nights, outdoor church, beach vespers, Big Bear retreat, Keiro No Hi, Easter social, Christmas social, and Mochitsuki are announced in our Newsletter and on our Facebook Page.


About our Church Family

We are a group of Japanese Christians from throughout Los Angeles. Our church is located in the City of Pasadena.

Our church is a place filled with love, warmth and a desire to meet people of many backgrounds. The main purpose of our church is to experience the power of the living God. In addition, we welcome all those who wish to have an authentic experience with God. Our aim is not to limit ourselves to traditional worship but to celebrate in the freedom of worshipping God in prayer, message and meaningful fellowship.

We invite you to come and join us in our journey!