A belated happy new year! I had some special projects I was working on at year-end so I didn't quite have the energy to keep this blog updated. One project was making this new year's feast, "osechi ryouri". Each of the dishes have special meaning, like wishing for prosperity, happiness, good health, etc. It was really interesting to learn about the history and significance of each dish, how some vary from region to region in Japan, and the naming of each. Some are very punny :)
Work's been quite stressful lately so I haven't been able to keep up with news and politics and all. Hopefully I'll be able to have more to write about soon.