Japanese New Year's Food
Food is good.
What is it?
- The New Year's food is called Osechi-ryori.
- It is a very colorful food that is packed into lacquer boxes called Jubako.
- Depending on the region the types of osechi-ryori differ.
- Some common dishes are, kobumaki, kuromame, kurikinton, tazukuri and many others.
Why is it special?
- The foods are special because each dish means something.
- Some meanings are: good health, long life, good harvest, happiness, prosperity and many others.
Where can you buy it?
- I think you buy it in specialaty shops and mostly people's mothers make it.
What else happens on New Years?
- People have parties.
- They go to shrines and pray for good welth and long life.