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George Hoshida Collection


George Hoshida, "Mochi tsuki "

The Japanese American prisoners tried to keep tradition alive. One such tradition was the celebration of the new year with mochi, "a Japanese rice cake made from glutinous rice" (Wikipedia). Here, George shows two men engaging in "mochitsuki," a traditional pre-new year activity.

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George Hoshida, "Mochi tsuki "
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Description 1 drawing on paper, laminated : ink ; 9.5 x 6 in. | Ink drawing of a man turning mochi over in the usu, or mortar, as another man … More »

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