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Japanese Culture: Kagami biraki (鏡開き) Posted by on Jan 9, 2009

The observance of kagmi biraki (鏡開き) is usually an indication that the New Year’s celebrations are winding down to a close.  Kagami biraki (鏡開き) is usually celebrated on the eleventh of January, but it can differ depending on the region.  Kagami biraki (鏡開き) means ‘breaking of the mochi’ in Japanese.  Mochi (もち) is a white…

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