One of the New Year’s symbolic ornaments is Kagamimochi.
It is made with two round rice cakes which is called mochi in Japanese. The bigger mochi is placed on a stand and a smaller mochi sits on top of it. A Japanese bitter orange called “daidai” stands above all.
Mochi is made of rice and rice is a food for special days. It is said that this lucky item brings good fortune, hope and prosperity in the coming year.