Mochitsuki is a famous Japanese tradition where rice is pounded to make mochi, and it takes place on New Year’s Day.
There are normally at least 2 people involved – one person will hit the mochi rice repeatedly with a wooden mallet, while the other turns the rice to make sure it is evenly pounded. This continues until the rice forms mochi dough, which is then hand-rolled into mochi and then sometimes filled with sweet adzuki red bean paste, sprinkled with soy bean flour, or dipped in soy sauce.
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