Happy New Year! The New Year in Japan is an exciting time of the year meant to celebrate rebirth, spiritual cleansing, and, of course, food! Oshougatsu (Japanese New Year) is a festival with customs that include heavily cleaning the home and hatsumode (visiting the local Shinto shrines to pray for family health and happiness). Most important in oshougatsu the osechi-ryori (New Year's Meal) where you can expect to find a beautifully-plated, lacquered bento box full of 2-3 layers of fresh fish, rice, and soybeans. This winter, we've even had the pleasure of custom-creating a limited edition Bokksu Bento Box to ring in the New Year! While many in Japan make their own osechi-ryori by hand, we've done the work for you by curating a box celebrating the best flavors iconic to the meal and snacks that shimmer with gold! Kick off the New Year in style this January with our Golden New Year Bokksu!