Thursday, January 1, 2015

A new year has come !

The first day of 2015 was a lovely sunny day
here in Christchurch.

We harvested ume plums from our garden.
Little ones we collected earlier became plum vinegar.
And these one will be umeboshi using red shiso leaves.

 We enjoyed mother's traditional Japanese new year's feast
called osechi.
Each ingredients represent meanings like  happiness,
well being, wisdom, prosperity and so on.
Living in the other side of the world & season, it's not
possible to have all the ingredients needed, but we are so
lucky to be able to have home made osechi.

Wish you all happiness and harmony through out this year.

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