Thank You Very Mochi
Written by Paul Matsushima, Sophie Wang, & Craig Ishii. Illustrations by Jing Zheng. © 2016.
|Final Deliverable:||44-Page Children’s Book|
|Services Provided:||Lead Author, Project Lead, Artistic Co-Director|
About the Book
A Story of Culture, Tradition, and Family
When Kimi and her family visit Grandma and Grandpa’s house for New Year’s mochitsuki, they discover the mochi-machine is broken. After initial fears that mochitsuki will be canceled, Grandpa proposes an interesting, yet old-fashioned solution of making mochi the hand-pounded way.
Full of tradition and culture, this imaginative children’s book will “pound” into children’s hearts the importance of family relationships and cultural traditions. Thank You Very Mochi, Kizuna’s first (but not last!) publication, is sure to be a meaningful treat for the entire family.
A Peek Inside
Take a peek inside the book and follow Kimi as she visits her family mochitsuki. Click any of the images to enlarge.
Additional Resources about Mochitsuki and Family Traditions
Click the links below to learn more about the tradition of mochitsuki, Oshogatsu (Japanese New Year’s), and more!