The New Year Rice cake Making Festival!

Dear Students, Faculty members and Staff


 The Graduate School of Frontier Sciences will hold the 11th New Year Rice Cake Making Festival (Mochi-tsuki). Anyone is welcome to join us. Please feel free to bring your family and friends if you wish.  

It will be a great fun to eat freshly pounded white rice cake and play Japanese traditional New Year's game (spinning tops, kite flying, Hanetsuki (battledore), Fukuwarai, etc.)!The best part of Mochi-tsuki is that when rice is pounded, hundreds of thousands of small rice grains come together and transform themselves into a very stretchy rice cake. Mochi, in other words, symbolizes academic fusions. Let's make rice cakes to express our commitment to the research and future development of our GSFS and Kashiwa Campus.

This event is open to all faculty and students who work and study on Kashiwa Campus.

Hiroyuki Ohsaki

Dean and Professor, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo


January 11th Saturday in 2020

11:00-14:00 Rice-cake making

Feel free to bring your own alcoholic drinks.
Those who pound rice cake have to be alcohol-free for public safety. Enjoy alcohol after the hard work of rice cake making!
We welcome all the students, faculty members and staff in Kashiwa campus!

Plaza IKOI (Rice-cake maiking will be held in front of the Plaza IKOI.)

・・・Plaza IKOI is not open for regular service on the day.


500 yen

Rice cake served with sweet red bean paste, grated radish with soy sauce and sprinkled with soy flour, Miso soup with pork and vegetables, pickles, free soft drink refill.


Application for groups

We look for groups of more than five people. Get together with your friends or colleagues in your lab or circle for a fun time!
Access the group application form entitled “group entry”.
>>>the group application form (2020_Group_application_form.xlsx




Please apply from below.


Please apply in advance so that you can registrate quickly on the day, and also we can determine the number of participants for making the proper arrangements.