New Year's must-have in Japan
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In Japan's New Year, apart from the modern culture of grabbing lucky bags, there is also a long-standing tradition that is indispensable, and that is "お節 Osechi (New Year Boxed Meal)''. "お節 " in Japanese refers to various solar terms but in nowadays, most of the time refers to the New Year. Families in Japan will make offerings to the "God of Year" during the New Year to pray for luck for the next year. After the New Year, they will enjoy "Osechi" together after enshrining the god. In the first 3 days of the new year, in order to let the ''Kitchen God'' rest, Japanese families will prepare food that is easy to preserve in advance. In recent years, more and more people choose to buy in department stores, so there are more and more different kinds of new type "Osechi". Let's take a look at what's trending this year!

Saketora - Hokkaido Osechi
Hokkaido Osechi

The special Osechi by Hokkaido Federation of Fisheries Cooperative Associations. The osechi includes various of Hokkaido's specials, people who love seafood should not miss this.

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Saketora - Italian Osechi
Italian hors d'oeuvre Osechi

Besides traditional Japanese cuisine, Osechi has also evolved and become internationalized. Produced by Michelin chef, using roasted beef, lobsters, abalone, black truffle as the main ingredients. So luxury!

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Saketora - Conan Osechi
Conan Osechi

Celebrating the New Year is not just for adults, children can enjoy it too! On top of the tradition, innovative ideas are addd to Osechi. With the famous anime, Detective Conan, as the main theme and having many special designs to the dishes, the Osechi is more surprising.

Usually, there are many heavy dishes in Osechi, so many people would enjoyed the cuisine together with Japanese sakes, especially the dry ones. Let’s take a look at Saketora's recommendations.

Sasanokawa, Ultra Dry 720ml
Toko Dry Junmai Daiginjo 720ml
Hakutaka Junmai Daiginjo 720ml
Hakutaka Daiginjo 720ml
Daiginjo Dewa-no-yuki 720ml
Azumano Fumoto, Drip-Pressed Junmai Daiginjo (Aiyama) 720ml
Kiwamihijiri Daiginjo Yamadanishiki 720ml
Aizuhomare Junmai Daiginjo Banshu Yamadanishiki 720ml
Yamatan Masamune Junmai Daiginjo Sword 720ml
Kokushi Muso Junmai Ginjo Wakazo BLACK 720ml