If you go to YouTube and put in Mochi Pounding Ceremony you can get some pretty good footage of what this is all about. It is performed sometime in the month of January. You can also look up Mochi in Wikipedia for a better description than I can give you here. We attended one held at the Zama Branch on Saturday, Jan 15th and will attend another held at the Fussa Branch next Saturday. Elder Arnell had a good time pounding the Mochi.