Photographer's Note

What does Japanese do on the New Year's Day?

Ate oden.
Left over the year.
Stew is always tastes good as it ends.
From bottom clockwise
-boiled egg
-satoimo: kind of taro
-kurohanpen: grayish fish paste from sardine, speciality of Shizuoka
-gobomaki: fried fish paste with burdock in center
-daikon: japanese radish
-suji: beef shank

Oden is the favorite of Shizuoka people.
It may be brought to Shizuoka by the refugee from Yedo in 1868 when the capital was a Bagdad.

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