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Osechi Ryori [御節料理[おせちりょうり]] is a traditional Japanese cuisine that is eaten at the beginning of the year. It is characterized by being served in a 3 tiered box which is stacked before and after eating. The contents are usually eaten over a few days and consist of items like Daidai [橙[だいだい]] (Japanese bitter orange), Kamaboko [蒲鉾[かまぼこ]] (broiled fish cake), prawns and so on which are all cold when consumed.

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The price of Osechi Ryori ranges depending on the grade - these ones at Rakuten can be ordered from anywhere between 4,800 yen and 27,000 yen. I think our one was for about 10,000 yen. If you really wanted, you could get *one* at Mitsukoshi for 315,000 yen (4095 USD) ^^; The expensive ones would have high grade ingredients and layout of the box designed by some charisma chef.

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Was our first time having Osechi and it tastes fabulous! Is there anything in particular that you usually eat over the new year period?

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Wifey took embarrassing photo of me and uploaded it somewhere ^^;

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Yuki-chan in new years mood wearing her Miko outfit.

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Wifey drinks but I dont - but I have something thats just as good - soda!

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Photos taken on the Sony NEX-5N.

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