Day 23 Oct 2, 2016
Celebrate Japanese Lunar New Year with traditional New Year food Osechi Ryori (おせち料理/御節料理).
It was late that day, we decided go back to our stay called out the day. We passed Tokyo Station (東京駅) and saw lots of people were gathering on one street. We thought there was on sale of something, so we decided to check out whats going on. We never knew Japanese has Lunar Year like us. They way they celebrate were very different. Japanese will buy Osechi Ryori (御節料理) home and celebrate. I rather call it “colorful bento”. I think people will curios why I will say that. The reason is those Osechi Ryori (御節料理) looks very colorful and delicious, but the true was they are too sweet. Too sweet that we cannot finished one person size of bento.
Here is the Osechi Ryori (御節料理) we bought at Tokyo Station (東京駅).
As you can see they were lots of variety Osechi Ryori (御節料理), so we were wondering why our Osechi Ryori (御節料理) so sweet? Some people say the reason Japanese put so much sugar in Osechi Ryori (御節料理), because they believe more sugar more sweet will bring good luck for the following year. The other meaning of Japanese makes the food so colorful which is matching the new years’ atmosphere and pass on the happiness message to everyone on new years time.
We spend very special unforgettable memory together in Japan. Our first new year and oversea trip together. We received our good luck already. Late Happy New Year to everyone.
These photos were taken at Tokyo Station (東京駅), Japan.