December 28, 2006

Death By Mochi

New Year's is approaching. A Japanese custom on お正月 (oshōgatsu - New Year) is the consumption of mochi, a rice derived sweetcake that is very very chewy. Apparently so chewy that it can cause death. I'm not kidding check out Japundit on the story. Some estimate that from 4 in the Tokyo region, that it makes it to about 20 nation-wide.

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