Japanese Tradition Happy Yummy Year! January 01, 2019 / by Junko Akemashite Omedeto Gozaimasu! (Happy New Year!) This is Osechi-ryori (お節料理). Traditional Japanese New Year foods. Every dish of these traditional foods have special meaning in welcoming the New Year. Let’s start off with yummy food and sake! Kanpai (Cheers)♪ Junko There are so many Japanese dishes and cultures that are not well known outside of Japan and I’m happy to introduce them to you! If you tested any of our recipes feel free to send us a photo and your comments and we will be happy to publish them, even if it wasn't a complete success! :) Seeking the best balance of being free and living a stable life in this busy city, I enjoy kitchen gardening to deepen my connection with nature. Lately, I enjoy traveling to places I’ve never been and dancing Salsa/Kizomba there. Always a traveler at heart. Freelance web/graphic designer. Coffee & chocolate addict.