Osechi: New Year's Food

Japanology Plus mini

5m 00s
Broadcast on March 6, 2021 Available until March 31, 2025

Japanology Plus explores Japanese life and culture. In this five-minute digest, we look at Osechi: a special meal eaten at New Year. It consists of multiple colorful dishes, served inside multi-tiered food boxes. The custom has diversified in recent years, but it remains deeply rooted in Japanese society. We learn about some of the most common dishes, and the meanings they represent.

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