“Rice Pounding with Sumo Wrestlers” Event at Park Hotel Tokyo to Celebrate New Year
Park Hotel Tokyo announced on November 6 that it will be holding a New Year’s event “Mochitsuki (pounding rice into rice cake) with Sumo Wrestlers” on January 1, 2019.
The event at Park Hotel Tokyo will offer guests an opportunity to celebrate the New Year in a uniquely Japanese style. Active sumo wrestlers will be invited to the event, and guests can enjoy a powerful “mochitsuki” demonstration in the lobby. Guests are welcome to the event without any fee, and also experience “mochitsuki” for themselves.
In addition, “osechi,” traditional food served during the New Year in Japan, will be available in the breakfast buffet at ART Lounge for one day only. Several dishes regarded as bringing good luck will be prepared, and guests can enjoy them at no additional charge.
Park Hotel Tokyo General Manager Takayuki Suzuki said:
“We will introduce some of the many Japanese New Year traditions in this event. We hope to celebrate and enjoy a wonderful New Year together with all our guests.”
Park Hotel Tokyo Hotel Manager Atsushi Ono said:
“Let’s celebrate the New Year together with sumo wrestlers, traditional symbols of fortune. It will definitely bring a good year.”
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