( rice cake throwing )

Mochinage is held for Shinto festival,
celebration of wedding, etc.

People are waiting for mochi (rice cake)
shower.Supporters of this shrine or
people who donate some money can
throw mochi from the higher place.


This pic was taken at Shiroyama Hachimangu Shrine
near Motoyama on Dec.15.
Each people on the stage could throw
50 rice cakes
with 8,000 yen donation.(2004)
The combination of red mochi and white
mochi is an auspicious symbol.
I got both color of mochi !

I am sorry I concentrated
my attention too much
on getting mochi, and forgot to take
photos of the climax
of the mochi shower.....sigh