*Mochitsuki* (making Japanese rice cake), Tokyo 1974

Childs, Iraphne R. (1974) *Mochitsuki* (making Japanese rice cake), Tokyo 1974. [Image]

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Mochitsuki (rice-cake pounding) ceremony is traditional for the Japanese New Year. Mochi is made of glutinous rice flour, soaked overnight, cooked, then pounded into paste using wooden mallets in a traditional mortar and molded into shape. Two people alternate, one pounding and the other turning and wetting the mochi. They keep a steady rhythm to avoid accidentally injure one another with the heavy mallet.

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Item Type: Image
Collection: Asia-Pacific Images: 1970s-1990s
Keywords: Japanese; festivals, celebrations, etc
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2013 13:06
Last Modified: 30 Aug 2014 19:39
Copyright Owner: Copyright Iraphne R. Childs.
CountryState or RegionCity or TownPlace
JapanTokyo Metropolitan PrefectureTokyo citySetagaya
URI: http://digitalcollections.qut.edu.au/id/eprint/833
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