Japanese New Year’s Day Lucky Food: ‘Osechi’

Japanese New Year’s Day Lucky Food: ‘Osechi’

It is a custom in Japan on New Year’s Day to eat lucky food called ‘osechi’.    Many of the food items represent prosperity, good fortune and health.   Osechi was originally a way for families to survive the first few days of the New Year when shops throughout Japan are closed for the holidays.    This food can be made and stored in a cool place without spoiling for a few days.

During my wife’s grandmother’s time they would spend days making osechi prior to New Years.    Today most people purchase their osechi at a department store which start taking orders as early as late October.   You need to order early at some of the high end stores as they can sell out within a few days.     We got ours from Takashimaya department store.

Japanese New Year's Day Lucky Food: 'Osechi'

Japanese New Year's Day Lucky Food: 'Osechi'

Japanese New Year's Day Lucky Food: 'Osechi'

Japanese New Year's Day Lucky Food: 'Osechi'

Japanese New Year's Day Lucky Food: 'Osechi'

Japanese New Year's Day Lucky Food: 'Osechi'

Japanese New Year's Day Lucky Food: 'Osechi'

Japanese New Year's Day Lucky Food: 'Osechi'

Japanese New Year's Day Lucky Food: 'Osechi'

Japanese New Year's Day Lucky Food: 'Osechi'

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3 Comments

  1. Kai is such a handsome boy and has a devilish look in his eyes! I can see how you have lots of fun with him. This picture tells a lot about Kai and you captured it! He must make you proud…

  2. You have an amazing eye for details! Love the photos!

  3. Thank You so such AJ for the comments. Glad you like the site.

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