Kagami-mochi 鏡餅: Kagami-mochi are sets of two round, flat rice cakes and are placed in the tokonoma, a sacred alcove for New Year and offered at hammer, cooked and served with stewed red beans and sugar later.
Ozoni (Zoni) - Japanese New Year Mochi Soup
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Omisoka, Japanese New Year's Eve, is celebrated on December 31st. A traditional food is toshikoshi soba. Kohaku is a popular TV program on that evening.