December 31, 2010
We had our New Year's eve meal, osechi, from 6:30 tonight. We always eat downstairs on New Year's eve with the whole family. This is an old photo. We basically had the same thing this year except for the fried chicken. Aunt and Baba made potato and carrot wrapped in beef slices. We eat our own osechi upstairs for the first three days of the year.
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December 30, 2010
Yesterday, Baba asked us to buy one of these. We ended up with three. I bought one for us upstairs and she had asked Aunt to buy one, too. Kagami Mochi is displayed at this time of year. It will be eaten in ozoni, a vegetable and meat soup. The mikan on top is plastic.
Check out Kids Web Japan-- Kagami Mochi
Click here for mikan.
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December 29, 2010
December 28, 2010
Rental catalogs are coming to the house already. If we make arrangements early, we can get a discount. We're not sure what her schedule will be like so we will wait. The catalog above comes from Yamato Kimono Rental. The photo below is from their catalog.
December 25, 2010
I can't say that Christmas decorations are everywhere. But some products change their packaging seasonally. Like these chocolate chip cookies.
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December 21, 2010
We were supposed to be able to see the eclipse here in the evening. It was cloudy and rainy where we live, so there was no moon viewing for us. It was the winter solstice and we did what we usually do.
Check this post and this one to see what we do on the winter solstice.
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December 20, 2010
December 19, 2010
Big Sister and I went to see The Matsuyama Ballet Company perform The Nutcracker last night.
We booked late so we had to sit in better, more expensive seats on the main floor for the first time. I have to say we prefer the cheaper balcony seats. I guess we're just used to them.
This postcard posts other performance dates later this week.
Check their website here.
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December 17, 2010
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