Country: Japan   /   Location: Kurume, Fukuoka
Feature: Food & Drinks

When the pounded rice starts to form a sticky paste, the burning-hot mass needs to be rotated to ensure even consistency throughout. When there are no whole grains left in the dough it is cut and rolled into mochi balls.

This dough is burning-hot. Before turning it, this man dipped his hand in cold water.

 

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