This morning we made kan-mochi（寒餅）, which means rice cakes made in a really cold season not the year end. When I was a child(more than 50years ago, haha), making mochi outside the house with all my family by using the traditional way and tools was a sort of annual event of at the end of the year and quite reminisce about it. My mother was really busy gettig ready for doing it. I found the good example from You-tube.
Since my husband retired from his job last year and he wishes to eat fresh ones freqently, we bought a machine. We have already eaten ones we had made last year, he wished to make them again. This is how we did it today.
I will make Zouni 雑煮 like this with mochi tonight.