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Japanese New Years Food: Osechi | by Steve Nagata
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Japanese New Years Food: Osechi

After a long night livestreaming my visit to Kanda Myojin shrine for Hatsumode (the first shrine visit of the year) and watching videos at home with my friends we have opened up the traditional Japanese food called Osechi.


Osechi is a fancy bento box filled with tradititional and synbolic foods that will give you good Health and fortune in the year to come. The dishes are in small portions and are prepared in advance so you eat them cold. Some are nice, but others like the cold fish eggs (kazunoko) are not my favorite.


I also made my Ozoni soup for breakfast (a soup with seafood or chicken and mochi ricecakes) and watched the Red and White song festival while munching on sembei and mikan oranges so I think I had a very traditional Japanese New Years.


How did you celebrate New Years this year?

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Uploaded on December 31, 2009