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akemashite omedetou gozaimasu

akemashite omedetou gozaimasu

Mon, 01/05/2009
029 - akemashite omedetou gozaimasu

augh this is making me hungry

Tue, 01/06/2009 - 00:17 by Aido in response to akemashite omedetou gozaimasu

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.