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Japanese New Year Decoration “Kagami Mochi”

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 The Japanese Kagami Mochi Rice Cake (鏡餅), which literally translates into “mirror rice cake” is a special traditional Japanese decoration for the New Year. It is usually made up of two pieces of rice cake, like a snowman. The small one is placed on the top, and the larger one is placed on the bottom.

 A Kagami mochi is displayed from the year-end until January 11,  the day of Kagami Biraki which means open the mirror. kagami mochi plays an important role in Japan, people believe it brings us good fortune for the New Year♪

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   These are the Rice Cakes inside the” Kagami Mochi”.

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•How do we eat Kagami Mochi?

   People cook Kagami Mochi with soup creating Oshiruk. Oshiruko is basically a sweet red bean soup with rice cake. It is eaten as a dessert.

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•Where to buy?

 ”Kagami Mochas” are widely available in the department stores, supermarkets, convenience stores, etc. If you want to get one, stop by these shops, you can find the one you like♡Traditionally, The Kagami mochi has small orange on the top, but nowadays Japanese companies launched a lot of Kawaii new version, such as Mickey and Mini, isn’t it cute?

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