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A Story of Culture, Tradition, & Family

When Kimi and her family visit Grandma and Grandpa’s house for New Year’s mochitsuki, they discover the mochi-machine is broken. After initial fears that mochitsuki will be cancelled, Grandpa proposes an interesting, yet old-fashioned solution of making mochi the hand-pounded way.

Full of tradition and culture, this imaginative children’s book will “pound” into children’s hearts the importance of family relationships and cultural traditions. Thank You Very Mochi, Kizuna’s first (but not last!) publication, is sure to be a meaningful treat for the entire family.

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where to buy

southern california

Vroman's Bookstore - Pasadena
Book Soup - Hollywood
Small World Books - Venice
Skylight Books - Los Angeles
Rafu-Busan - Little Tokyo
Bunka-do - Little Tokyo
Japanese American National Museum - Little Tokyo
Giant Robot - West Los Angeles

northern california

East Wind Books - Berkley
Orinda Books - Berkley


Oregon Nikkei Endowment - Portland


Third Place Books - Lake Forest

Book Details

  • Book Details:
  • 44 Pages
  • Hardback, Full-Color
  • Price:
  • $17.50
  • *shipping costs not included

A Peek Inside

Take a peek inside the book and follow Kimi as she visits her family mochitsuki. Click any of the images to enlarge.

Lots More INside

There's lots more to love inside. Follow Kimi's journey through the mochitsuki to learn more about important cultural traditions, history, and the importance of family. Purchase your copy today!

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