Japanese new year “Syogatsu”
Hana-mochi (Flower mochi) New year’s decoration
Hatsumo-de (初詣) The first trip to a shrine or temple during new year time.
“Mochi” with Daikon-oroshi(grated Japanese radish) and Soy sorce
Kine(pestle) and Usu (mortar) are used for pounding cooked white rice into a very sticky mass in order to produce “mochi”.