Osechi is the traditional food eaten on New Year’s day in Japan. Have you ever tried it?
It looks similar to a bento box, but larger and fancier. It’s larger because they feed many people, and fancier because it is a celebration of the new year.
Traditionally, new years is a time of rest for everyone, including the cook of the household so the food is made up of things that last a few days without needing to be cooked/ warmed up.
These days, most families order their osechi from department stores and restaurants, but traditionally they would have been made ahead of new years day, and last the first 3 days of the year.
Many of the items are things that I personally am not a huge fan of, but there are plenty of things I enjoy eating as well.
If you want to learn about what each item represents, you can check out osechi on wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osechi
What items look good to you?!