Japanese New Year Dishes

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Ayako Egawa sent us some photos of traditional Japanese dishes for the New Year. Here’s her note and photos…

Happy New Year!
あけましておめでとうございます。

I made osechi ryori, Japanese new year foods. The tradition started in the Heian Period (794-1185). Osechi are easily recognizable by their special boxes called jūbako (重箱), which resemble bentō boxes.

Many of the dishes inside symbolize good luck and show hopes for the family’s health and prosperity.

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Check out previous posts from Ayako about Symbolic Food Eaten for the New Year in Japan and a Recipe for Kuromame – A Japanese New Year’s Dish.

Thank you for sharing Ayako and Happy New Year!

Mama Lisa

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One Response to “Japanese New Year Dishes”

  1. Barbas Says:

    I was very hungry your article hahaha, that you have a happy year

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