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New Year’s Food in Japan

| Food & Drink , New Year's

Japanese New Year's Foods

In Japan, osechi-ryori is specially prepared for New Year’s celebrations. It includes several dishes that are served during the first three days of January. Each of them is said to promote good fortune in different aspects of your life. For example, if you want professional success and health throughout the year, try kuromame—black beans. In Japanese, beans are called mame and mame-ni means “to work diligently.” Therefore, beans symbolize being able to work in good health!

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