Bainbrige Island Mochi Tsuki Festival (28/28)
Master Pounder Shoichi Sugiyama with a kine (mallet) at the Mochi Tsuki festival on Bainbrige Island, Washington on Saturday, January 4th, 2020. Now in its 31st year, the annual celebration is the largest festival of its kind in the country. Mochi Tsuki, or the pounding of rice to make mochi, is an important New Year’s tradition in Japanese households.
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