2017 New Year's Resolutions | lostmyheartinjapan.com

[Personal] New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions are not a new tradition. They have been part of the New Year’s traditions for centuries, dating back to the Babylonians. But even though many people nowadays do not make any resolutions for the new year and even think it to be silly, when they hear others make the typical resolutions like losing weight or quit smoking, I am convinced that everyone should have them.

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Osechi Ryouri - New Year's Traditions | lostmyheartinjapan.com

[Japan in Pictures] Osechi

Osechi ryouri are traditional New Year foods in Japan, that have been around since the Heian period. Every dish has a meaning, such as ebi (prawns) as a symbol for long life, kuro-mame (black beans) for health or konbu (seaweed) for joy. Making all those different dishes by yourself takes a lot of time and…

Even more adventures in 2016

I hope that all of you had a good start into the new year. I am writing this post a few days earlier, because I hope, that by now I am celebrating with my husband and friends in Osaka. I am not only looking very much forward to our visit in Osaka, but also to…