There is a wagashi (Japanese confection) that has two names....some call it ohagi and some call it botamochi.
Sticky rice covered with sweet bean paste. The one that I had recently had a sweet strawberry in the center.
Apparently, this mochi is offered to ancestors during O-higan or during the equinoxes.
During the Spring equinox, some call it Botamochi and during the Autumn equinox some call it Ohagi. Sometimes you can find them covered with kinako (soy bean powder) or goma (sesame seeds).
Some people say that the difference between the two names are whether koshian (smooth sweet bean paste) or tsubushian (chunky sweet bean paste) is used.
Some say that the difference is whether mochigome (glutinous rice) or uruchimai (non-glutinous rice) is used to make the treat.
And yet others say that the difference is in the size of the treat.
Whichever theory you decide to follow, one thing is sure, it is delicious.