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Food and Drink during the Japanese New Year

Hey BT’ers! A look at some traditional Japanese food and drink (and what it symbolizes) during the New Year. Feel free to leave comments or questions on the Black Tokyo TV YouTube channel.  I look forward to providing you with additional videos on Japan. Keep Reading

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Toshikoshi Soba or Year-End Soba

Here is a great article on Japanese culture and a recipe for Toshikoshi Soba by Maki at Just Hungry.: Even though Christmas has become big business in Japan in recent years, the real holiday at this time of year is New Year’s Day. The end of the old year, called shiwasu, is a hectic time,… Keep Reading

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