Food Forum


Close-up Japan zooms in on current trends in food culture and popular food topics in Japan.

Vol. 31 No. 4


Contemporary Osechi Ryori

During the first three days of the New Year, Japanese enjoy osechi ryori, an elaborate array of preserved foods presented in gorgeous, multilayered lacquered boxes. The origins of osechi ryori arose from offerings made to honor the gods during sekku, special days which mark the changing of the seasons throughout the year...

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