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Sunday, January 5, 2014

Mochi tsuki tradition ushers in new year on Bainbridge

Rice steams in wooden boxes over an open fire at left, while more water heats up at right. The mochi tsuki event was once a private social celebration and has become one of Bainbridge’s biggest events, with more than 1,100 attending Sunday.