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In Photos: Hot pot of 'Damako' rice balls, free-range chicken warms up Japan's Akita Pref.

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This image shows a boiling "Damako nabe" pot at Kuniko Ishii's home in the town of Gojome, Akita Prefecture, on April 16, 2022. The rich soup flavor seeps into each "Damako mochi" rice ball. (Satoshi Takahashi)

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