New Years Osechi Tradition

"Osechi Ryori" Cedar Park, 2017
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/5, 1/60 sec, ISO4000
“Osechi Ryori” Cedar Park, 2017

こんばんは!How’s it going?

Today we started off the new year in typical Japanese fashion – we feasted on Osechi 🍥 and drank saké 🍶 all day while watching Japanese new years specials on TV. 📺😆

Did you know that each different food in osechi-ryōri represents some kind of good fortune? I don’t know all of the meanings, but if you are curious, you can check out the Wikipedia osechi page. They list some of the most common foods.

Mariko prepares our osechi, and I look forward to eating it every year. It takes a couple days but it’s a worthwhile tradition. The food is delicious, beautiful, and it’s a great way to start the new year. 🎊

I hope you had a great day!


– B Barron Fujimoto

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