Mochi N o Matsuri

Mochi N o Matsuri

Eighth day of 12th lunar month
The Rice Cake Festival is a minor public holiday native to Okinawa. The rice cakes, called mochi or muchi, are red or white and cylindrical, about four inches long and one inch in diameter. They are wrapped in the leaf of the sannin plant or in sugar cane leaves. On the morning of the eighth day of the 12th lunar month, the cakes are placed on a special shelf while prayers are said. Then they are served to guests or hung by string around the room.
SOURCES:
FolkWrldHol-1999, p. 785