Kagami Biraki

Every year, we celebrate Kagami Biraki in Kawahara Dojo. Kagami Biraki is a Japanese traditional ceremony which literally translates to “Opening the Mirror” (from an abstinence) or, also, “Breaking of the Mochi.” You can read more about this important Japanese celebration on Wikipedia, here.

Every year we break open the special mochi and the children are extra happy 🙂

This year’s celebrating crew:

After Kagami Biraki asageiko but before the breaking of the mochi.