Literally translates to “Opening the Mirror or “Breaking of the Mochi” and we do this to thanks Gods and pray for the good health for the year.
We break Mochi ,which was stacked on a stand and placed in household Shito or Buddhist altar or tokonoma over the New Year holidays, into pieces before eating.
We also had the kagami mochi at Genkijacs so we did “Kagami Biraki” today, and ate them as a Japanese dessert “zenzai”(mochi in a sweet porridge of azuki beans).
とてもおいしかったので たくさんたべました!! ごちそうさまでした！