(餅) is a Japanese rice cake made of mochigome, a short-grain japonica glutinous rice. The rice is cooked then pounded into paste and molded into the desired shape. It is a traditional food for the New Year. Families get together to made mochi as it is a lot of pounding. The mochi is on the bottom of the soup dish. This soup had a piece of fish, mushroom and a green spinach like vegetable grown in Fukuoka along with the mochi.
We passed this exhibit on our bike ride. They were brightened up for the New Year! All are dressed in red.
We happened to saw the Paul MaCartney truck arrive in Fukuoka last November.big Hilton Hotel is next to the Fukuoka Dome from the back side and bay. It is an amazing building but the photo doesn't do it justice.
This is the Fukuoka Dome from the bay.
I got practice doing stairs with bike runs on them. Maybe I will learn to be proficient at them yet.
The route we took was amazing and not possible by car.We enjoyed watching the Common Pochard (Aythya Ferina), a Eurasian species of duck, feeding. One groups we saw was eating bread fed to them by people and the other group we saw was catching little fish. It was fun to watch them catching and eating little fish. I did not realized duck ate fish.
The biking goal for the afternoon was to bike to the bay and then to Costco for hot dog just for fun. We got started to late and did not make it quite to Costco because of the time. A fun day and Costco waits for another days adventure. The picture was taken in September of me eating a hot dog at Costco.
Scripture for the week:
Doctrine and Covenants 58: 27-28
Verily I say, men should be anxiously engaged in a good cause, and do many things of their own free will, and bring to pass much righteousness;
For the power is in them, wherein they are agents unto themselves, and inasmuch as men do good they shall in nowise lose their reward.