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Kichisen Osechi: Midnight Final Preparation and Meaning

This entry is part 6 of 8 in the series O-shogatsu Ryori
Kichisen Osechi: Midnight Final Preparation and Meaning 京都吉泉 おせち料理の盛り付け Kichisen Osechi: Midnight Final Preparation 京都吉泉 おせち料理の盛り付け
At Kichisen, the master and students work in the cold through the night like Santa’s workshop getting Japanese New Year’s Osechi ready to send via express chilled delivery to arrive at homes all over Japan on New Year’s Eve…

Osechi: Shopping for Osechi Vegetables at Kyoto Wholesale Food Market

Osechi: Shopping for Osechi Vegetables at Kyoto Wholesale Food Market
This entry is part 3 of 8 in the series O-shogatsu Ryori
Japanese New Year’s Osechi Ryori: Shopping for Vegetables at Kyoto Wholesale Food Market with Kichisen Owner Yoshimi Tanigawa Japanese New Year's Osechi Ryori: Shopping for Vegetables at Kyoto Wholesale Food Market with Kichisen Owner Yoshimi Tanigawa 京都吉泉・谷河吉巳 おせち料理 京都市中央卸売市場
At Kichisen, they start shopping for ingredients for osechi in July. Most all shopping is done at the Kyoto Central Wholesale Market. After ordering seafood, Kichisen master Tanigawa heads over…

Osechi: What is Osechi Ryori?

Osechi: What is Osechi Ryori?
This entry is part 4 of 8 in the series O-shogatsu Ryori
Kichisen Osechi: What is Osechi Ryori? 京都吉泉 おせち料理 Kichisen Osechi: What is Osechi Ryori? 京都吉泉 おせち料理
Japanese New Year’s, or O-shogatsu is a celebration with ancient roots and perhaps the most prominent aspect of it is food and drink. Osechi ryori, or New Year’s cuisine is preserved food and is intended to last for several…

Itadakimono: Maru Daikon and Shinmai

Itadakimono: Maru Daikon and Shinmai
Itadakimono: Maru Daikon and Shinmai (Round Daikon Radish and New Rice) 頂き物: 丸大根と新米 Itadakimono: Maru Daikon and Shinmai (頂き物: 丸大根と新米)
Giving and receiving gifts is an essential aspect of Japanese culture. Gifts are usually small and often given spontaneously. On the way back from an appointment today I stopped in at Kisen to return a very old and precious book on Kyo-ryori to the owner that I…

Negi Udon Shop, Yorozuya in Gion, Kyoto

Negi Udon Shop, Yorozuya in Gion, Kyoto
Negi Udon Shop, Yorozuya in Gion, Kyoto 祇をん 萬屋 九条ネギうどん Negi Udon Shop, Yorozuya in Gion, Kyoto 祇をん 萬屋 九条ネギうどん
For lunch Miwa took me to Yorozuya, a tiny noodle shop in Gion that is known for it’s Kyoto scallion udon. If you come to Yorozuya for lunch, you might find yourself sitting next to a maiko also enjoying a bowl of udon heaped with scallions.…
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