Celebrate National Mochi Day In Cedar City
Whether you’re a weeb, otaku, or just a person that loves to try new things, National Mochi Day might just be for you.
According to both Bokksu and Sugoi Mart, Mochi is a dessert crafted from sugary glutinous rice flour and is deeply rooted in Japanese culture.
According to Sakuraco, "Mochi has been a part of Japanese culture since the Jamon period (14,000-300 BCE). That is also the same time rice cultivation became widespread in Japan".
Also from Sakuraco, "In the Nara period (710-794 CE), mochi began to resemble the treat we know today. By the Edo period (1603-1868), mochi had become a staple food in Japan, and various regional variations had developed".
Also, according to Bokksu “In Japanese culture the word “mochi” means celebration, so they are served during special events or holidays such as New Year, the arrival of spring, and during Sakura Festivals when Japan celebrates the arrival of the cherry blossoms”.
National Mochi Day is August 8th and you can find mochi at some places in Cedar City.
JJ Asian Market is located at 1180 Sage Drive and Kalamas Island Style is located at 1760 North Main.
Or you can check out Bokksu, Saugoi Mart, and Sakuraco linked in the article above.