EThe cultures of rice cake was transmitted from Southeast Asia with the culture of rice farming.It has commonness in each place. Japanese specially have a characteristic taste for a stickiness of the rice cake,and made the characteristic culture of rice cake.
In Nara period, rice cake ("mochi") were eaten as confectioneries by families of nobility.In the Kamakura period, various kinds of rice cakes, such as "botamochi", "yakimochi" and "chimaki" became available generally. Rice cakes became more popular still In the Edo period, being served at annual functions and events and sold as special local products along the roadsides of various areas.


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