|Rice cake made at home on the New Year's Eve|
睦月In old Japanese language, January was called "睦月 mutsuki". The letter 睦 means "get along with each other" or "live in harmony". 月 means "month". In Japan, family members get together to celebrate the new year, that's why January is called 睦月.
This is a picture of the special rice cakes for celebration we made at home by using rice cake making machine on the New Year's Eve. Today January 11th is the day for cutting it into pieces to be eaten. But I was too busy to complete the mission. Tomorrow is the day for that.
By the way, have you ever eaten rice cake? We often grill it and dip into sweet sauce of soy sauce and sugar. It's very, very yummy. I want all of you to taste it!