Japanese playfulness hidden in New Year dishes
Speaking of what to eat on New Year's Day?
New Year dishes? I think there are many people who think that.
So, this time, I investigated about New Year dishes.
Osechi is a festive dish to eat on New Year's Day
Offering to God to celebrate New Year's Day
It seems that they offered what they got in the area with gratitude.
It is said that it spread to the common people during the Edo period.
Osechi dishes are not just for New Year's
It seems that he offered to God at the turning point and cooked and ate it.
The dish that was served during the most important New Year of the year is called "Osechi cuisine".
It seems that it became the prototype of the current New Year dishes.
Also used for New Year dishes
Each dish and ingredient has its own so-called wishes.
I also did a little research in a junior high school home economics class.
There was a place I thought, so I did a little research, so please have a look.
Because the number of herring belly pups has a large number of eggs
It is said to be a lucky charm for the prosperity of descendants.
Dried anchovy fry and cooked in candy
We hope that the fields that use anchovy as fertilizer for crops will have a good harvest, and that the five grains will be abundant.
It is said that it is sometimes called "Gomame" by guessing the character "50,000 rice".
Meaning to get rid of evil, and bean enough to get a black tan
It contains a wish to work diligently.
Eat burdock roots deep in the ground
He hoped that the foundation of the house would be solid.
Red and white kamaboko
Red has the meaning of amulet and joy, and white has the meaning of cleanliness and sacredness.
Kamaboko is said to symbolize "sunrise".
Because the shape resembles a scroll
It contains a wish to increase knowledge.
It is said that "hump" is auspicious because it leads to "joy".
Sweet chestnut paste
I wish you abundance and good luck.
It is a dish that wishes for a rich year, likened to a golden treasure.
Please write "Elder Ki" and "Chiyo Roki" for longevity.
In China, it is said that you can expect longevity with ingredients that are often eaten for a long time.
The two colors of yolk and white are likened to gold and silver.
Also, it is said that "two colors" are punted with "nishiki".
For the first time, the name changes from a child to an adult, and he is promoted.
I hope that you will be successful, make a name for yourself, and succeed in your career.
"Medetai" and puns.
Sea bream, a fish owned by Ebisu, is said to have been used in New Year dishes as a fish suitable for a sunny table.
It is said to be a symbol of longevity.
I hope to grow a long beard and live long until my hips bend.
There is a hole so that you can see the future
It seems that the wish is put in for a bright year.
Because there are a lot of potatoes
I hope that the descendants will prosper because I can imagine being blessed with children.
Bamboo shoots grow fast, so I hope my child will grow up quickly.
It stretches toward the heavens, so it seems that he hoped for a successful career.
Plums are considered to be auspicious because they always bear fruit when they bloom.
The attractiveness of flowers is loved as a lucky charm
The noble scent is also a symbol of affluent life.
It seems that each area has its own characteristics depending on the place of residence.
You may or may not have the ones listed here
What can be said in common
We have always been auspicious, praying, and punting.
There was also a lucky charm of New Year dishes like puns
That's for Japanese people
Incorporate what you think is good and what you feel is good
It may be that the playfulness and the forgiving spirit have been possessed for generations.