Japanese style New Year

 

Happy New Year!!

 

Did you spend a good New Year?

 

Today, I would like to introduce an example of Japanese traditional New Year’s.

 

「鏡餅」”Kagami-mochi”

 
鏡餅

 

“Kagami-mochi” is offerings to the god in the New Year because rice cakes have been

 

considered a sacred food in Japan since ancient times.

 

The name of Kagami-mochi was derived from its shape, which resembled a mirror in the

 

ancient days.
 

 

 

 

御節」”Osechi”

 

 

おせち

 

Osechi is a traditional meal eaten by many Japanese people on New Year’s Day. There are

 

many kinds of traditional Japanese dishes in Osechi. There are many kinds of dishes, each

 

with its own meaning.

For example, ・・・

 

 

 

 

 

黒豆” (Kuromame) ”

 

 
黒豆

 

Kuromame is sweet black soybeans. Eating black beans means staying healthy and strong.
 

 

 

 

数の子」”Kazunoko”

 

 
数の子

 

Kazunoko means herring roe in japanese.

 

Kazunoko is a lot of eggs, so it means “descendants prosperity”.
 

Other than that, there are more such ingredients for Osechi.

 

 

 

Please ask us if you are interested.

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