Granny's delicious handmade treats filled with the flavor of happiness

The Tale of Granny Mochi: Kuwata Misao

  • A heart-warming documentary full of hope and love
  • A story which take you back to your grandmother's kitchen
  • A showcase of mouth-watering traditional Japanese sweets!

The Tsugaru peninsula lies on the northern part of Japan's main island, and is home to some of the country's most untamed landscapes. For more than 30 years, 93-year-old Kuwata Misao has made over 50,000 Sasa-mochi rice cakes every year here, all on her own. She goes into the wilderness to find bamboo leaves, and grows her own azuki beans to ensure the perfect ingredients for her delicious mochi. What is the meaning of work? Of life? Of happiness? Granny Mochi's quiet, delightful tale warms the heart.

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