They are soy sauce-flavored mochi. Mochi, a traditional Japanese rice cake, usually comes in the form of fruity ice cream in the U.S., is a special holiday treat in Japan. Mitarashi dango is a type of rice doughs skewered onto sticks and coated with a sweet soy sauce glaze. 80 yen ($0.71) for a skewer.

Mochi, a traditional Japanese rice cake that usually comes in the form of fruity ice cream in the U.S., is a special holiday treat in Japan. Mitarashi dango is a type of rice dough skewered onto sticks and coated with a sweet soy sauce glaze. You can get a skewer for 80 yen ($0.71). (Shen Lu/MEDILL)