Hanamochi
(Lit. Flower rice cake)
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Hanamochi is a special New Year decoration originally created by the people who lived in the snowy region
where there was no fresh flower in winter.(There are several stories about the origin of Hanamochi" aside from this)

Twist and stick white and pink/red rice cake around willow branches or maple branches, etc.


On the Kagamibiraki day, some people remove rice cake from branches, and fry them to make "arare"rice crackers.