Zenfolio | Ray Kinnane | Omochi party, Tsuruta hospital, 2006
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Omochi (sticky rice dumplings) parties are usually part of the New Year celebrations in Japan. This one was held in late December, at Tsuruta hospital, in Saga prefecture.
Pounding the riceCooking the riceKneading the ricePounding the riceTurning the riceTwo people pounding the riceThe finished riceDividing the finished riceShaping the riceFinished omochiDipping the omochiBoy eating omochiOmochi toolsWashing the bowlHot rinsing the bowlEmptying the washed bowl