The New Years Dishes/Osechi-ryori

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    Osech-ryori are special side dishes eaten on the first three days of the new year.. Tiered lacque boxes are abundantly loaded with multi-hued side diehses, grilled or boiled dishes and vinegared dishes.. It appears that present-day osechi-ryori was developed with the parituclar practice of keeping it as is for a while, because it is splendid to look at, and also out of consideeration for reducing housewives' work for three days.. There are some regional differences but osechi contents are essentially fixed.

    Those contents are respectively charged with wishes; for example,, sea bream(tai) is "auspicious"(mede-tai), herring roe (kazu no ko) indicates "the prosperity for ones descendants", and sea tangle roll (kobu maki)means "happiness"(yoro-kobu)

    by the book "Traditional Japanese Culture & Modern Japan"


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    1. tobym 101 months ago | reply

      Happy New Year, suika!!

    2. *suika * 101 months ago | reply

      ahh, toby, Happy New Year !!!

    3. georgesr58 101 months ago | reply

      Sound's Like Great Food We All Need !!! Fine Capture. And Have A Great 2007 To You And Your Family.

    4. gardinergirl 101 months ago | reply

      Mmmmmmm . . . .It all looks delicious & I love those red boxes for serving the food!

    5. Don Baird 101 months ago | reply

      Wow.... that looks awesome. I want some.... lol.......... :)

    6. crime scene 101 months ago | reply

      I'm not a big fan of roe and etc, but I adore the presentation, it's marvellous!!!

      Beautiful colours of the food and the lovely partitioned serving boxes.

      It looks so very edible!

    7. Pink Hibiscus 101 months ago | reply

      Wonderful image. And thanks for sharing the information. Happy New Year to you!

    8. .margarida. 101 months ago | reply

      they all looks so delicious!! Happy New Year!

    9. jude 101 months ago | reply

      the presentation is beautiful - i would like one but all vegetarian! :)

    10. elvy 101 months ago | reply

      Lovely!! Happy New Year Suika!! :-)

    11. Neville_S 101 months ago | reply

      looks you got me hungry = )

    12. Dr Tao 101 months ago | reply

      Oishiso! Tabetai desu!

      Douzo, Suika-san, Guten Tag-group-ni happyo-kudasai!

    13. .. eugénia .. 101 months ago | reply

      Oh, my, they are really wonderful to look at! And must be also very delicious.

    14. *suika * 101 months ago | reply

      I thank you for all of your visiting and commenting. :)

      Dr Tao, thank you for your invitation!

    15. Lokacid 101 months ago | reply

      wowthis looks so yummy !! and thanks a lot for the explanations, it's so nice to know about different traditions :)

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    17. Purrrpl_Haze 101 months ago | reply

      These look absolutely delightful, Suika!

      Seen on your photo stream. (?)

    18. AUS 100 months ago | reply


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