Celebrate the New Year with Osechi Ryori and the Japantown Foundation

Part of the Japantown Foundation’s mission is to support cultural activities in Japantown and in the Japanese American community. We usually do this through our grants program, but once a year in January, we put on our own cultural event centered around osechi ryori, the traditional food and presentation prepared to celebrate the New Year.

In osechi ryori, certain dishes are carefully prepared and presented on New Year’s Day to wish for good health, happiness, and prosperity.

Our osechi ryori event will be on Thursday, January 8, 2015, from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Hotel Kabuki in Japantown.

Sanraku, Sushi Ran, and Delica will once again prepare dishes that reflect a particular regional style of cooking of Japan that will serve as an added treat to the traditional Japanese New Year dishes that will be prepared.

Many nikkei (Japanese Americans) and nihonjin (Japanese nationals) families no longer have the time or knowledge to make osechi dishes. So in a tribute to remember our own cultural heritage and to share this special tradition with individuals interested in Japanese culture and tradition, our annual osechi ryori event was created to provide guests time to reflect, reminisce, and respect the symbolic meaning of each of the dishes offered as well as partake in great food that cannot be found in any restaurant or local market.

ikuraJoin us this coming January to experience an authentic and exquisite Japanese New Year Banquet.

We have been so grateful for the overwhelming support from our past sponsors and want to say thank you for supporting Osechi Ryori 2015, again.

If you’d like to become a sponsor, please take a look at the sponsor prospectus. and contact our event consultant, grace@kehagency.com. If you have any general questions, feel free to use the form below.