|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.
|Breakfast beer, and pickles|
|More New Year food|
|Some raw octopus arms|