Misawa Photos

Making Mochi: pounding fun, spiritually powered rice cakes

Misawa City Mayor Kazumasa Taneichi swings a wooden mallet to pound mochi during a mochi making ceremony at the Japan Air Self-Defense Force gym at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Dec. 14, 2012. Mochi is commonly eaten around the New Year because it is believed to prevent disaster in the upcoming year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kenna Jackson)

PHOTO BY: Airman st Class Kenna Jackson
VIRIN: 121214-F-ND780-147.JPG
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