Mochitsuki, December 9, 2012 from 11-1 PM


Mochitsuki is a Japanese tradition of steaming sweet glutinous rice, pounding it, and forming sweet rice "cakes" which are traditionally eaten at New Year's Day, and on cold winter nights, sometimes toasted over a hot griddle and eaten with soy sauce and sugar, or soybean powder and sugar. It may also be cooked in a sweet broth made with adzuki beans.

The temple makes a kagami (also known as a kazari) mochi, which is a traditional new year decoration on display in the home on the family altar. It represents prosperity and contentment. The temple also makes komochi, which are smaller cakes that are easier to cook and to eat.

The temple members hold a mochitsuki every December for the local community. Proceeds of the mochitsuki supports the Buddhist Temple of Salinas. 

Pick up time is from 11 AM to 1 PM. Download order form here.


Frank Kazuo Oshita March 6, 1920 - November 19, 2012

The Buddhist Temple of Salinas lost long time temple member, Frank Kazuo Oshita today. He served on the temple board for decades, and served as temple president in 1964, 1965, 1975, & 1976. He also served on the building committee that led to the building of the current hondo/classroom complex that was completed in 1975, and was chairman of the building committee that worked on the multipurpose building that was completed in the 1990s. 

In more recent years, he continued to make the effort to come to temple events and services with Mrs. Miya Oshita, often holding her hand, always walking together. He gave the words of appreciation at the temple Keirokai celebration on October 21, 2012.

We are all going to miss his presence and his guidance. We send our deepest sympathy to his family and friends.

The funeral memorial service will be held on Sunday, November 25, 2012 at 12 PM. Obituary

In Gassho, Namo Amida Butsu.


Kisaragi Choir Concert, November 18, 2012, 1 PM in the hondo


Line Dance classes

There is a beginner’s line dance class every Tuesday 7:00PM at BTS Gym.  Everybody is welcome to join.




Tri-Tip Take out Dinner, September 29, 2012 from 11 AM to 1 PM