New Year's Day in Japan
Monday 1st January 2018
A relentless onslaught of Osecchi Ryori, the traditional food eaten at New Year in Japan.
Japan Christmas and New Year 2017
Breakfast in the morning, the soup there being Ozoni (containing mochi) rather than the usual miso soup. Note the special New Year chopsticks.
Part of the vegetarian osecchi ryori set Chie ordered for me. On the left is burdock wrapped in deep fried tofu. On the right kombu rolls.
At the station on the way to Chie's aunt's house where we'd be spending the afternoon.
A mikan tree on the way to Chie's aunit's house.
Chie and her cousin's children.
Edamame in something akin to filo pastry (possibly the sheets used for harumaki?) deep fried. Very good.
From my vegetarian osecchi ryori set, a vegetarian version of ebi fry.
Another simulated prawn, this time in a sweet chilli sauce. Felt more like Chinese than Japanese food but wa tasty regardless.
Some kind of fake meat balls. Also didn't feel so Japanese to me but good regardless.
Erika and her second cousin tucking in to the New Year's Day feast.
Chie and assorted family members.
Headed out later in the afternoon to take the kids to the playground. Having eaten so much I was glad of the stroll and the fresh air too.
Where Chie's aunt and uncle live there are nice views across the sea to Miyajima (the town is calle Miyajimaguchi, or gateway to Miyajima).
Erika on a see saw.
Erika and her second cousin on the see saw.
On the train back, everyone looking a bit tired!