from Yokohama Group 87
to the Scout Friends in the World !!
MOCHITSUKI is a very traditional activity we have as a new year event.
Scouts are pounding steamed rice with a mallet.
There are also a fun game such as FUKUWARAI.
FUKUWARAI is one of the Japanese traditional games people play on New Year day. It is a puzzle of a human face, and a player has to do the puzzle wearing a blindfold. Since players cannot see which part of the face is on the piece of the puzzle, the face made up by the player is usually quite unique like having a nose above eyes. People enjoy playing this game.
more details at the Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fukuwarai