Mochi origin theory
Where does Mayann’s puppy Mochi come from? Well, of course she has a backstory. But until it is revealed, we are going to look at some theories…
In February, a special festival called Inukko Matsuri is celebrated in Yuzawa, Akita Prefecture, Japan. Small dog figurines are displayed traditionally to ward off burglars, as well as large snow statues. (Some info and a longer blog post about the festival.)
What material are the small figurines made of? Well, you can guess… that magical glutinous rice stuff that the New Year cakes are made of. Mochi!