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Vicki's Oshogatsu 2007


My "oshogatsu" this year was quiet. I started off 2007 at a friend's house popping bottles of champagne and twirling noisemakers. Went home at 1am.

Woke up the next morning at 8am and went with my mother to an annual New Year's Buddhist meeting in the San Gabriel Valley.

We went shopping at the biggest and best Marukai in Gardena for last minute ozoni and osechi preparations and went home. My mom cooked the ozoni, which took no more than 30 minutes. We had ozoni and slices of kamaboko together, watched some television and called it a night.

I didn't track my 2007 oshogatsu as I would've liked to but did capture the ozoni making process and finished product.

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The dinner table

Super messy, ain't it?

The dinner table
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Step 1

Boil the water, throw in the daikon.

Making ozoni, step 1
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What to do in between steps

Chop the daikon, carrots; soak the mizuna and cut that, too.

Making ozoni, step 2
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Step 2

Toss in the carrots.

Making ozoni, step 3
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Step 4

Soy sauce and kamaboko. Almost done.

Making ozoni, step 4
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Clean the mizuna

Mom is making sure it's clean before tossing it in to the ozoni pot.

Making ozoni, step 5
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Finished product.

My mom's ozoni, Fuchu-shi, Tokyo style. The mochi in there is pink, courtesy of Fugetsu Do.

Making ozoni, the finished product
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New year's dinner

Ozoni accompanied by slices of kamaboko, a typical (and easy) osechi preparation.

A humble new year's dinner
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vkraus — Atualizado em Out 11 2011 5:34 p.m.

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