Osechi is the traditional meal only prepared for New Year.
All of the Ingredients in Osechi are well-meaning.
Because Osechi is eaten to pray for good health and great harvest for a year.
Ozoni is a Japanese traditional soup which contains rice cakes and vegetables.
The ingredients of ozoni vary from region to region in Japan.
Eating the very chewy and elastic rice cake with soup, we wish for good luck through the year.
Sticky-Rice Cakes called Mochi is made of glutinous rice pounded into paste and molded into shape.
Mochi is a traditional food for the Japanese New Year and is commonly sold and eaten during that time.
Mochi is eaten to celebrate good health and long life.
We eat Mochi in a Zouni soup celebrating Japanese New Year.
There is a couple of ways to eat Mochi, such as Kinako Mochi coated with a mixture of kinako (roasted soybean flour) and sugar.