Silent Sunday: Pounding Out the Beat of a New Year

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    1. It’s not grinding, but actually pounding white sticky rice with mallets until it becomes a soft dough known as mochi. It’s a Japanese New Year’s tradition that I love! The mochi is served in both sweet and savory ways, and the whole village usually gets involved because it’s such a strenuous activity. Well worth the struggle though!

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