Kagami-mochi and Kagami-biraki


In Japan, rice cake has been considered a sacred food for a long time because rice cultivation was indispensable for the Japanese.
Kagami-mochi are traditional Japanese offering made of rice cake for New Year’s.
Kagami-biraki is an event to eat Kagami-mochi, wishing a peaceful year for the family. Many Japanese people make Shiruko(sweet red bean soup) or Ozoni(Japanese traditional soup which contains chicken, boiled fish‐paste and vegetables) using Kagami-mochi at home.

It is said that it gets power from the god of the year.  Generally, this event takes place on 11th January.

May the year of 2017 bring you a lot of happiness and smiles.

Good Luck !