(posted; Japanese culture page)
Normally, we make rice cake to prepare new year and eat them a lot around year-end and new-year season. My rice-cake (mochi,餅) lover husband couldn't wait and we made them a few days ago. I've already posted "mochi-tsuki, 餅つき" topic before.
Well, would you let me introduce it again by adding one thing I haven't written...
*making rice-cake at my husband's hobby room*
It is hard to roll them; so hot after glutinous rice get steamed. I love mochi with sweet beans in it, so I always make them as well. I wish I could serve them to my dear friends who haven't tasted them(*^_^*)
My husband's favorite is soup type (zouni, 雑煮). Of course, we use toaster now but my mother used this kind of charcoal stove when I was young.
*Throwing cerebrating red and white mochi at house-raising*
At the time of house-raising, people cerebrate the occasion by throwing small red and white mochi. Happy time to share the joy of having a new house.
So sorry for my old friends who are familiar with this video.
For my new friends, I'll add the traditional mochi-making video.
It is really reminiscent scene for me.
*While waiting the machine steaming rice, I wished to fiddle with PC*