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Born in Stockholm (Sweden), now live in Sapporo (Japan). Hold a Ph.D. in computer science and work with computers during the days, perform magic in a bar during the nights (and weekends, for kids). Also used to teach historical fencing back in Sweden.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Japanese New Year breakfast


Setting up a small part of a light Japanese breakfast

No breakfast is complete without sake, I guess


In Japan you eat "toshi koshi soba" ("passing the year soba noodles") on New Year's Eve, and you eat "osechi ryouri" on the morning/lunch of January 1. Osechi is a number of traditional dishes, mainly based on strange puns. You eat beans ("mame") to become a more serious person (also "mame", though a different Chinese character) during the new year etc.


Osechi
Osechi
Osechi
Osechi

More sushi
Breakfast beer, and pickles

More New Year food

Ham



Some raw octopus arms

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