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Year-Crossing Noodles

  • Tomorrow, December 31 is the New Year’s Eve.


    In Japan, there is a custom of eating year-crossing noodles called “toshikoshi soba” on New Year’s Eve.

    According to a survey, about 60% of Japanese seem to eat toshikoshi soba.

    As the reasons to eat soba, there are some hypotheses like the following:

    ・In order to cut off disaster seeds of the year, we eat soba that is easy to cut.

    ・In hope of a long life and a long-lasting bond between families, we eat soba that are long noodles.

    Lazy people will eat instant soba.

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