Mickey Mouse ‘mochi’

Separated at birth?
(Ritual Japanese food vs Safety helmet)

 

mochi_vs_safety-helmet-whitepic.twitter.com/6PtuE5zjqn— ぐるなび (@GnaviOfficial) Nov. 18, 2016


Rest-of-the-story…

The above Mickey Mouse rice cakes (鏡餅 — Wikipedia) are a traditional Japanese New Year decoration consisting of two rounded mochi (pounded rice), the smaller placed atop the larger (see right). kagamimochi-realKagami mochi is usually placed in a household Shinto altar, or kamidana in the tokonoma, a small decorated alcove in the main room of the home.
Contempory ones like the Mickey Mouse rice cakes are often pre-moulded into the shape of stacked discs, made in plastic packages for the mass market, and sold as a holiday decoration much like a crappy plastic Christmas wreath.
 
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