Tickets available for New Year’s dinner

Dec 20, 2017 @ 11:00 am. - Dec 26, 2017 @ 2:00 pm.

The Japanese Cultural Society of Maui’s quarterly meeting and annual “Oshogatsu — Japanese New Year’s Traditions” event will be held Dec. 29 at Wailuku Hongwanji social hall. Society members and the general public are invited.

The event starts at 5:30 p.m. with mochi pounding and with a variety of self-service mochi tasting stations (azuki bean filling, fried with a shoyu sauce, powdered soybean flavoring, etc.). A special recipe, ozoni (traditional New Year’s soup), will also be served, along with a bento dinner.

Japanese games and the sharing of other traditions will round out the evening.

Tickets are $15 for adults; $10 for children under age 10.

A maximum of 100 tickets will be available for purchase at Credit Associates of Maui, 1817 Wells St. in Wailuku until Tuesday.