Mochi (Traditional Japanese Rice Cakes), Fukuoka, Kyushu, Japan.
Mochi making is a tradition that brings family together before Oshogatsu (the New Year). Here eighteen-month old Kazuki
learns how to pound the rice from his grand-father. He is very focused
on the action and intrigued by the sticky paste clinging to the tip of
the wood "hammer." The wood is dipped in water, and the rice needs to be
pounded quickly for it not to stick.