Manual labor is not dead in Japan, rumors to the contrary notwithstanding. For the tourists they will happily and vigorously pound this batter to be made into pastries that contain the ubiquitous red bean paste. This process is interesting to watch. Every once in a while one of the two puts down his flail (or whatever you call these things) and reaches into the vat to pull on the batter while the other one keeps on pounding it. The audience, including us, watches nervously to see if he is quick enough to avoid getting his hands smashed. He was.
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Business As Usual
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