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Kichisen Kaiseki: Japanese New Year Shogatsu Ryori

This entry is part 7 of 8 in the series O-shogatsu Ryori
Kichisen Kaiseki: Japanese New Year O-Shogatsu Kaiseki Ryori 京都吉泉 お正月懐石料理 Kichisen Kaiseki: Japanese New Year O-Shogatsu Kaiseki Ryori 京都吉泉 お正月懐石料理
A lobster, mochi, kelp, daidai- orange and persimmon offering to god, crab served amid fresh snow covered bamboo grass, red snapper sashimi served in a basket of green bamboo, pine bough and plum blossom;  it’s Oshogatsu Ryori…

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: 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…

Osechi: What is Kyo-ryori (Kyoto Cuisine)?

Osechi: What is Kyo-ryori (Kyoto Cuisine)?
This entry is part 1 of 8 in the series O-shogatsu Ryori
Osechi: What is Kyo-ryori (Kyoto Cuisine)? What is Kyo-ryori? (Kyoto Cuisine) 京料理 京懐石 吉泉
In Kyoto, it is said that the three most sophisticated cuisines in the world are French, Chinese and Japanese; and among these three, Kyoto Cuisine, or Kyo-ryori is the pinnacle of sophistication, visual beauty and subtlety of taste. Kyo-ryori is not just…

Osechi-ryori: Traditional Japanese New Year Meal

Osechi-ryori: Traditional Japanese New Year Meal
Osechi-ryori: traditional Japanese New Year meal Osechi-ryori: traditional Japanese New Year meal Osechi (お節料理) is a traditional meal for the Japanese New Year (oshogatsu, お正月) that dates back to the Heian Period, more than 1000 years ago. There are various versions of osechi; from traditional to modern and even exotic (Italian, French, Chinese, etc), but all based on the meal being hozonshoku,…
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