Happy New Year!!
On January 1st, Japan starts its New Year's celebrations. This is similar to New Year's here in America, but the Japanese celebrations lasts 3 days!
One of the most important preparation is cooking the food to eat during the 3 day New Year's celebrations, which is called 'Osechi'. Many types of dishes are prepared and placed in a wooden box. It is like a fancy, multi-story bento box.