POSTED: 1:30 a.m. HST, Dec 19, 2012 LAST UPDATED: 11:33 p.m. HST, Dec 23, 2012
BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
Wielding their wooden mallets, Mike Kaihe, left, Keith Miyahara and Ryan Miyashiro pounded a batch of rice into mochi Sunday at the Tenrikyo Mission Headquarters of Hawaii in Nuuanu. Church members and volunteers gathered at 5:30 a.m. to steam the rice, then began pounding the rice at 7 a.m.
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