I went to an annual New Year’s party with friends.
We always hold the party at a Japanese restaurant where a friend used to help there.
Shochu bottles are lined up on the counter.
We usually reserve an inner Japanese room.
I saw Daruma on a hanging scroll, which made me motivated this year, too.
The sake “junmai daiginjo” is made in Yoshida Sake Brewery in Eiheiji Town, Fukui Prefecture.
Some of what we had.
We also celebrated a friend’s birthday in January, so another friend brought a hand decorated cake. This is actually a macrobiotic cake, which made with tofu, soy milk, canola oil, flour, orange and almond slices. The cake was moist and so good. (H.S)