Oshiruko on the Day of Kagami Biraki

Kagami Biraki is an event of eating Kagami Mochi at the end of the New Year, and we usually do it on January 11th. Kagami Mochi is two-round piled up rice cakes, and we decorate them in our house during the new year holiday to welcome the god of new year.

We usually put the Mochi in Azuki bean soup and it is called Oshiruko.

In our family, we didn’t decorate Kagami Mochi, but we ate Oshiruko anyway. Azuki beans are good to eat in Winter and Oshiruko also warms up our body.

January 11th is special numerologically, as well, 111. I prayed at 11:11 am for the Ikigai Diet, for it to be read by many people and to help you lead long, healthy, and happy lives.


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