By the way,
my last picture of last year.
I guess all of people were at the parties.... I was not ｡･ﾟﾟ･(>_<;)･ﾟﾟ･｡
Anyway, Japanese usually eat Osechi-Ryori (special new year dishes) in first 3 days of year.
These foods are not going to decay a while.
So housewives also can take some days off at this time.
We also eat Mochi.
And some of them believe "Mochi" is one of the ice cream.
No-No. "Mochi ice cream" is new product (maybe still 35 years old), like this picture is traditional Mochi.
And I like eat those with "Sugared soy sauce".
Those baked Mochi, we call "Yaki-Mochi".
We also call "Yaki-Mochi" for jealousy.
Because when you are jealous to somebody, your cheek expanded like that "Mochi".