The New Year season is called “Osyogatsu” in Japanese. A major item of the New Year is “Kagamimochi” which is formed by round rice cakes of different sizes and topped with a small orange. Rice cakes are considered as a sacred thing in Japan, so Kagamimochi is offered to God. And it is said that Japanese people considered they had their age from God on New Year’s Day by to had the Kagamimochi’s rice cakes, in the old time.

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