Rice pounding ceremony

MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan -- Kazumasa Taneichi, Misawa City mayor, gives opening remarks during the annual rice pounding ceremony at the Japan Air Self-Defense Force gymnasium Dec. 17, 2008. The ceremony allowed American guests to interact with their Japanese hosts offering an opportunity to learn more about the native culture and strengthening ties. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jamal D. Sutter)

PHOTO BY: Senior Airman Jamal D. Sutter
VIRIN: 081217-F-5717S-010.JPG
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