http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1ctzPghJDA This short video is an attempt to express the spirit of my neighborhood as we made and ate mochi (sticky rice cakes) on December 22, 2013. I did not shoot or record with a plan, so it’s pretty rough. Also, wanted to use it for teaching, so I used photos in three ways: original […]
Neighborhood adults and children are making mochi (Japanese rice cake). We take turns pounding the rice. Adults help and encourage children to keep this winter tradition alive in rural Japan. http://www.flickr.com/photos/glpjp/11526968496/in/set-72157638970732745/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/glpjp/11526886765/in/set-72157638970732745/ More photos of the event are on Flikr: Hayama Danchi 2013 Mochitsuki.
Yaki Imo Truck: Stoned-Baked Sweet Potatoes on a Cold Winter Night http://soundcloud.com/gpjp/yaki-imo-truck-20130224 This is a small truck driving very slowly through my neighborhood in Japan on February 24, 2013, a cold winter night. I dashed out with an Olympus LS-10 recorder just before the truck left the neighborhood.