New Year’s Day in Japan

We would like to introduce how Japanese spend New Year’s Day in this article.

Each people spend different New Year’s Day in the world.

In Japan, they usually make special meals prepared for the New Year on November, 31. It is called “osechi” in Japanese.

One report tells that it is for women who is busy for housework. By making “osechi”, Japanese women do not need to be ready for meal.

Another theory is that it is for god. They think that they should avoid using fire except making “zou-ni (rice-boiled with vegetables)” because they eat the meal with god on the day.

a round rice cake

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