Yesterday, we went to the Mochi Festival at Islandwood. The Japanese American community on Bainbridge Island hold this festival every winter. The video shows them pounding the cooked rice into a paste. Below is an image of them cooking the rice. I didn't take any pictures of the finished mochi. We were too busy eating them. Yum! The event seems to have made an impression on Silas. On the way home, he kept repeating "cook rice, pound rice, mochi, mochi!"