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