Steam escapes from a Japanese “kama” during a mochi pounding event for a Hirosaki Ai-Sei-En orphanage visit in Hirosaki, Japan, Dec. 8, 2018. The kama is a wooden mallet used to repeatedly land heavy blows to a hot bowl of cooked rice to create mochi. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sadie Colbert)
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