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Osechi Ryori

What is Osechi-ryori?

What is Osechi-ryori (1)

Osechi-ryori are traditional Japanese New Year foods which is common to all over Japan.

1. The origin of Osechi-ryori

Osechi-ryori were said to be cooked to offer to the deity on the New Year’s Eve, wishing for the good harvest and the health of the family members.

After the New Year begins, we could eat the food offering to the deities. Since the deity is thought to be in the kitchen for the first three days of the New Year, people did not used to cook on these three days and ate Osechi-ryo...