Japanese traditional New Year’s Cuisine is called OSECHI-RYORI.
It is also simply called OSECHI.

People enjoy Osechi in the first 3 days of January.


It is cooked to keep for at least three days and women do not have to cook during the period. You will see many different and beautiful dishes set in a 3 or 4-tiered box which an overlay.


The diversity of Osechi means differently such as good health, harvest, happiness, prosperity, long-lived life and so on respectively.


For Example

Kuromame (simmered black soy beans) is for good health.
Tazukuri (candied dried sardines) is for good harvest.
Kurikinton (mashed sweet potato with sweet chestnuts) means improvement of luck with money.
Kazunoko (salted herring roe) symbolizes fertility.
Prawns symbolize long-lived life.


Well then, see you later.