Mariko Tamura

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Traditional handmade mochi brings New Year's cheer

National Dec 29, 2018

Traditional handmade mochi brings New Year's cheer

"Try our mochi," calls out Nao Sakai at a Tokyo market as she sells rice and rice cakes made at her family's shop in Yamagata Prefecture. Mochi, or glutinous rice cake, is a popular treat eaten especially during the New Year's holidays and holds a ...