Yokota leaderships experience Japanese traditional Mochi-tsuki

by Machiko Arita, 374th Airlift WIng public Affairs
Stripes Japan

(Right to Left) Col. Sergio Vega, 374th Airlift Wing vice commander, and Jay Brown, Department of Defense Special Representative Japan director, pound steamed rice to make rice cakes during a rice pounding event hosted by Japan Air Self-Defense Force’s Operations Support Wing at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Dec. 12, 2018. Mochi-tsuki, or the act of pounding rice to make mochi (rice cakes), is a traditional event in Japan in preparation for the New Year.

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