January 5, 2017

Muchi Day

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Mūchī Day / ムーチーの日

In Okinawa some events are celebrated on the Lunar Calendar. This year Mūchī Day (ムーチーの日) falls on January 5. Mūchī means “rice cakes,” mochi (餅) in standard Japanese.

The leaves that are used are gettō (月桃) leaves, which in Okinawa are called sanmin.

getto leaves

[The image of gettō leaves from Japan Knowledge’s “Dijital Daijisen” / ジャパンナレッジ「デジタル大辞泉」より; accessed on December 16, 2016]