New Year's food

Lack of language skills Having patience in Japan, being both Acculturation Preserving traditional Japanese culture New Year's food Japanese are more accustomed to foreigners

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And I think that the Japanese Americans eat more Japanese food than the Japanese people do themselves. I think back to New Year’s and I remember in Los Angeles, we have the whole osechi ryori thing—the lobster, the soup, the kamaboko, everything all set up. In Japan, my grandparents did that, too, but once they passed away, we kind of stopped doing that. And we live in Japan and we really don’t do it. Yet in America, whenever we’re over there for New Year’s, my aunt’s doing it every year. She has the whole Japanese food laid out.

Date: September 3, 2003
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Interviewer: Art Nomura
Contributed by: Art Nomura, Finding Home.

family FindingHome food multi racial New Year's Day tradition

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