Japan is a country which has many unique cultures within it, and slurping is one of the most unusual characteristics! This can be a huge surprise when you come across it for the first time as it often is considered as a bad behavior at meal in many other countries
Traditionally all the dishes that make up the osechi panoply are precooked and put into special four-tiered lacquerware boxes called jubako by New Year’s Eve. New Year’s festivities run from January 1 to 3.
Oct. 17 is “Okinawa Soba Day.” It is a day when the local food earned its title. In 1976, the fair-trade commission argued that Okinawa Soba doesn’t deserve to be called Soba, which means buckwheat in Japanese.