Family, that includes dogs. That’s Hanako, our old Shiba in the background right. She’s a nice dog, getting up there in age, but is a family pet. Even on holidays, the dogs act like it’s just a regular day but get more attention.
Mochi, baked, slightly crispy, yet gooey is the special snack later in the night. You see the regular packs of mochi at some markets but you have no idea what to do with them. Here’s something really simple. But it in your oven. High heat for a few minutes. They’ll start to bubble and deform, and when they’re soft all the way through you know they’re ready.