Japanese New Year Food
What is Osechi?
The meanings of the food
Many items of the food have meanings. For example, shrimps are for living a long life. The herring roe is to have many children. The lotus root is to foresee the future. Osechi is put in a box called ju-bako, stacked boxes.
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