mochi tablets

Photo: Kevin Cremens

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I'll admit I have a soft spot for anything Japanese, so maybe I was predisposed to fall in love with these Amayori Shower Mochi tablets (three for $21; From now on, my evening ritual will look something like this: I'll place one mochi on the shower floor and turn on a warm spray. Then, while the water beats down on my tight shoulders (or neck or lower back) and the shower fills with steam, I'll breathe in the aromatherapeutic blend of natural essential oils...and dream of Kyoto. — Val Monroe