The New Years Dishes/Osechi-ryori

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"




  • tobym PRO 9y

    Happy New Year, suika!!
  • *suika * PRO 9y

    ahh, toby, Happy New Year !!!
  • George W Bowles Sr 9y

    Sound's Like Great Food We All Need !!! Fine Capture. And Have A Great 2007 To You And Your Family.
  • Christine PRO 9y

    Mmmmmmm . . . .It all looks delicious & I love those red boxes for serving the food!
  • Don Baird PRO 9y

    Wow.... that looks awesome. I want some.... lol.......... :)
  • Liz 9y

    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!
  • Pink Hibiscus PRO 9y

    Wonderful image. And thanks for sharing the information. Happy New Year to you!
  • .margarida. 9y

    they all looks so delicious!! Happy New Year!
  • jude PRO 9y

    the presentation is beautiful - i would like one but all vegetarian! :)
  • elvy 9y

    Lovely!! Happy New Year Suika!! :-)
  • Neville Sukhia 9y

    looks you got me hungry = )
  • Dr Tao 9y

    Oishiso! Tabetai desu!

    Douzo, Suika-san, Guten Tag-group-ni happyo-kudasai!
  • .. eugénia .. 9y

    Oh, my, they are really wonderful to look at! And must be also very delicious.
  • *suika * PRO 9y

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

    Dr Tao, thank you for your invitation!
  • Lauranne 9y

    wowthis looks so yummy !! and thanks a lot for the explanations, it's so nice to know about different traditions :)
  • hanabi 9y

  • Purrrpl_Haze 9y

    These look absolutely delightful, Suika!

    Seen on your photo stream. (?)
  • AUS 9y

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