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Japanese Culture: “Osechi”, or New Year’s dishes


It is customary to eat special dishes called “Osechi” on New Year's Day. Osechi are eaten to welcome God and wish for happiness in the coming year.
Each dish is associated with a different new year’s wish:
Kuromame / Black beans (to get rid of evil and work diligently)
Kazunoko / Herring roe (prosperity of one’s descendants)
Tazukuri / grilled anchovies in soy sauce (an abundant harvest)

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