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Pounding Kankoro Mochi

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4. December. 2018

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Sweet potato is a New World crop but once it was introduced into the rest of the world during the Columbian exchange, it caught on fast, since it’s known to thrive in soil that won’t allow much else to grow. The rocky islands of the Goto chain are a tough spot to get things growing, especially before the advent of modern techniques and soil additives. The sweet potato saved the villagers of Goto from starvation and—when turned into high-proof shochu—was a great winter warmer.

Pounding Kankoro Mochi

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