Americans, Japanese pound mochi, strengthen bonds

U.S. Air Force Col. John Pearse, 35th Operations Group commander, pounds mochi during the annual mochi pounding ceremony at the Japan Air Self-Defense Force gym, Misawa Air Base, Japan; Dec. 16, 2010. Mochi is a type of rice cake made by pounding steamed, glutinous rice in a large wooden mortar with a large wooden mallet. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Samuel Morse/Released)

PHOTO BY: Staff Sgt. Samuel MorseReleased
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