The Japanese Table presents a variety of themes regarding traditional Japanese food culture. In each volume, a specific topic such as history, customs and food groups, is explored from several different angles.
Vol. 31 Annual Events and Traditions by Yoichiro Nakamura
Winter: From Harvest to New Year
Our series featuring the traditional celebratory foods associated with Japan’s old lunar calendar concludes with this final installment, where we follow harvest-related events, Shichi-Go-San rites of passage, the winter solstice and finally, the anticipation of another New Year.