19th Annual Traditional Mochi Pounding
Friday, December 30, 2016
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For YouTube video by Sharon Connaughty, click here.
Hamakua Times article, December 2016: click here.
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Dear Friends of Akiko & Wailea Village:
'Tis the season! Over the past 18 years, our traditional Japanese New Year's celebration has grown from 25 "friends & neighbors" to over 600 visitors, B&B guests and volunteers enjoying a day of local style food, flowers, music, crafts and pounding "sticky rice" to make mochi for good luck. Call (808-963-6422) for additional information or visit the website (akikosbnb.com) and click the "Mochi Pounding" link.
Planning a vacation or personal retreat? Again this year Akiko's is offering reduced rates for extended stays or personal retreats. Browse the B&B website (akikosbnb.com) to view accommodations and mark your calendar for a return visit to Wailea Village and the beautiful Hamakua Coast. And remember- we now have accommodations for families and small groups in the lovingly restored Hale Aloha House across the street from Akiko's.
Thanks to you... All of our year-round community events are sponsored or co-sponsored by the non-profit Wailea Village Historic Preservation Community (WVHPC), offered free to the public and are completely self-sustaining through the contributions of committed local volunteers and our extended family of B&B guests from near and afar. Mahalo volunteers! Mahalo donors! We are grateful for your support.
Akiko's Prayer of Gratitude
Our precious Hakalau
is our Source
of strength and deep deep peace.
A precious gift
the air, the sky, the aina, the ocean, the winds
L I F E !!
Everyday we give thanks
and bow in deep gratitude
for our community,
for the animals and fruits and vegetables whose lives
sustain us and give us strength to live full lives
and to be of service.
Mahalo Ke Akua.