I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas, and I wish you the best for the New Year!
|Steamed rice is placed in the mortar and smashed in. The rice is really hot - see all the steam?|
|More smashing, more steam.|
|Once the rice is ready, and can handle the swinging of the pestles without flying out of the mortar|
the real smashing begins!
|Each group establishes a rhythm for pounding efficiently - and hopefully no one gets hurt!|
|Finished and formed mochi, some of it filled with anko - sweet bean paste.|
|Stage right set up for tea. The chamomile is for Roger Daltrey.|
|Roger Daltrey & Simon Townshend's guitars. I sat on the taller of the 2 stools for the show.|
|A closer look at some of the guitars...|
|A view from stage right during the sound check.|
|Simon and Roger onstage, the show is starting...|
|Can't not show Pete Townshend's guitars!|
|Another view of Pete Townshend's guitars, including the acoustic guitars.|