In the lounge, enjoying the New Year

With wishes for the New Year, we have prepared traditional New Year’s dishes, known as ‘osechi,’ each with its own meaningful background and origin.

Every ingredient and dish carries rich symbolism, expressing blessings for the beginning of the new year. We hope you enjoy them along with this caption.

Meanwhile, our thoughts go out to those affected by yesterday’s earthquake off the Noto Peninsula. We felt significant tremors even in Kyoto. As aftershocks continue, we sincerely extend our sympathies and prayers for everyone’s safety and the swift recovery of the affected regions.

May peaceful and secure days return to all as soon as possible.