Posted by: Agu
Do you do anything special in New Year's Eve?
there is a custom of eating soba ( buckwheat noodle ) at the very end of the year.
We call it "Toshikoshi Soba".
It is often said that the life is as thin and long as soba.
Because soba is easy to break,
it also has the meaning of cutting off the troubles.
We eat Toshikoshi Soba, wishing for longevity and happiness.
There's no regulation of how to eat Toshikoshi Soba.
You can put anything as topping in soba.
Sansai ( Mountain Vegetable )
There's one thing to be careful.
Eating Toshikoshi Soba after New Year's Eve passes is considered ominous.
It's OK to eat soba for dinner or for night meal.
It just says you should finish eating before midnight.
It remains as one of the good old traditions of New Year's Eve.
How about eating soba tonight, expressing the gratitude for living in peace ?
Posted by: Agu (December 31, 2010 4:50 PM) | Permalink