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Japanese Cuisine (Osechi)

dosankodebbie

Sapporo, Japan

Artist's Description

UNESCO recently registered “Japanese Cuisine” as an intangible cultural heritage of the world. To commemorate this event, I did a series of etegami depicting foods that I felt expressed the connection between Japan’s food and cultural identity.

This etegami depicts a box of a wide variety of tidbits generally called Osechi, which is the label given to food prepared especially for New Year’s Day. Each item has some kind of auspicious meaning, often based on wordplay, although sometimes the shape defines the meaning.

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