A family celebrating the coming of the New Year have insisted Obaachan have just a little more mochi.
“Are you sure you’ve had enough, grandma?” asked 58-year-old son-in-law Daigo Nemoto.
“Yes, dear,” replied Obaachan Masako.
“This year’s batch is especially well beaten with a large mallet, I think you should definitely have some more baachan,” Daigo persisted.
Obaachan Masako refused to have any more mochi as she had already eaten five large pieces Daigo originally put on her paper plate.
“We’re going to have to throw the rest out obaachan – mottainai na.”