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🇯🇵1/11 - Kagami biraki

Kagami biraki is a New Year's custom in Japan to share rice cakes in hopes of happiness with everyone.

Kagami Biraki is a traditional Japanese ritual that literally translates "open of the mochi." Traditionally, it corresponds to January 11, which means opening a kagami mochi or bar at a party or ceremony. Gagami rice cakes are generally very fragile and crack on the surface. Cutting rice cake has a negative meaning (break the strap), so you don't cut it with a knife, but break it with your hand or hammer instead. 300 years ago, the fourth Tokugawa Shogun held the ceremony for the first time. On the eve of the war, he broke the bottle by collecting daimyo in the castle. Winning this war created a new tradition. Today, weddings are also held at weddings, sports events, housewarming parties, opening days of new companies, and other important events.

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