Daigoji / Kyoto – Giant mochi lifting contest

Godai-Rikison Nino-e / 23rd February

This was mind blowingly bonkers and it all took place on the grounds of the beautiful Daigo temple.  Men and women competed to lift huge mochi (rice cakes).  Rules are simple.  The person who holds the cake for the longest time wins and the prize is a big piece of mochi.  Wonderful.

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~ by redegg on February 25, 2010.

One Response to “Daigoji / Kyoto – Giant mochi lifting contest”

  1. This looks tasty and insane.

    Im glad you are opening my eyes to things that go in japan i would never know about!

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