This weekend my wife and I attended a Mochi Nage. A Mochi Nage is a party held by a family who is building a house. The family stands on the second floor (or I suppose the roof if there's only one floor) and throws a variety of snacks down at a group of friends and future neighbors. It's meant to bring good luck to the family and to apologize for the inconveniences of building a house. Mochi is one of the snacks that they throw. It's made of rice, but I can't really describe the texture or taste. It's 'unique.'