“Slurp in the New Year”
with a piping hot bowl of Good-Luck #ToshikoshiSoba Noodle Soup before going to countdown party 🎉 🎉
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Q: WHAT IS “TOSHIKOSHI SOBA”?
A: Toshikoshi Soba (#年越し蕎麦) is traditionally eaten on New Year’s Eve. Toshikoshi literally means “year-crossing”. However its deeper meaning is to let go of the old year in readiness for the promise of the new one, and the soba thus serves as a symbolic bridge between the two
Q: WHY YOU EAT “PRAWNS” ON NEW YEAR?
A: Prawn is a symbol of longevity. Their curved shape carries the meaning of “living so long that your back starts to bend.” Prawns are also a symbol of renewing life because the animal molts its skin.
Q: WHAT IS KAMABOKO?
Kamaboco (fish cake) The shape of kamaboko is said to resemble the first sunrise of the New Year and symbolized as a good omen because the color red is believed to be a talisman against evil and white signifies purity