Toshikoshi Soba

One of the traditions of the Oomisoka (大晦日: last day of the year) is to eat toshikoshi soba (年越し蕎麦: year-passing soba). It is believed that eating soba noodles, which are very long, is good to have a long life. Morevover eating toshikoshi soba brings good luck and good health for the year that is beginning.

Happy New Year 2014! Shinnen Akemashite Omedetou! 新年あけましておめでとう!

Toshikoshi Soba

Toshikoshi Soba

New Year Soba

Other Japanese year-end and new year traditions:

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