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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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Kuniko Ishii, right, and her grandson, Hideki Ishii, are seen at her home in the town of Gojome, Akita Prefecture, on April 16, 2022. Hideki said, "I want to treasure this traditional local food culture." (Satoshi Takahashi)

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