akemashite omedetou gozaimasu - Mon, 01/05/2009

augh this is making me hungry
posted Jan.05.09 at 02:39 pm


As you might have guessed from my name, I'm Japanese.  (well, half.)  My language skills are abysmal -- I was born and raised in the US -- but I managed to grow up with a decent amount of culture.  New Year is the only holiday we celebrate, but it's a big deal and my dad is an awesome cook.  Ananth had the pleasure of joining us this year! :D

This is only a small sampling of the stuff my family makes, and the only stuff I really know the cultural significance of.  There's a wikipedia entry over here on some traditional foods; we usually eat kamaboko, kuromame, and kombu (the kind that's rolled up and tied with bamboo).

The mochi thing is true. (If you didn't know, mochi is rice pounded into a dense, sticky cake-- it's one of my favorite foods.)  I couldn't find this year's New Year's statistics, but last year's were easy to grab.


• ECCC - Seattle, WA - March 2-5
• BK Library Comic Con - Brooklyn, NY - March 18
• C2E2 - Chicago, IL - April 21-23
• Book Expo America - New York, NY - June 2
• Kinokuniya Event - New York, NY - June 2
• CTcon - Hartford, CT - July 7-9
• Flamecon - Brooklyn, NY - August 19-20
• SPX - Bethesda, MD - September 16-17
• NYCC - New York, NY - October 5-8
• AnimeNYC - New York, NY - November 17-19