Rice pounding ceremony

MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan -- "Mochi," or rice cake, is cut during the annual rice pounding ceremony at the Japan Air Self-Defense Force gymnasium Dec. 17, 2008. The rice cake is made by pounding steamed glutinous rice in a large wooden mortar with a large wooden mallet. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jamal D. Sutter)

PHOTO BY: Senior Airman Jamal D. Sutter
VIRIN: 081217-F-5717S-073.JPG
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