Originally uploaded by Yokkaichi 1.
This is a shot of the New Years food that my wife prepared. (I know it's a little late, but with classes starting up again, it has been pretty busy.) Each of the foods has a particular meaning. For example the word for someone who works hard is "mame." So The black beans in the bottom right compartment of the tray on the right will help all who eat them to work hard. All in all, it keeps for a long time, and keeps the wife out from in front of the stove for a few days. Some may call it siege food, but it tastes pretty good. I had to control myself, because my New Year's tradition has been eating too much over the holidays.