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Sake for New Year's Day
Sake for New Year's Day
Happy new year! Westerners like to "pop" a bottle of Champagne to celebrate new year. Japanese new year is also on January 1st, alcoholic drink is a must for the festive day as well, but in their glasses is O-toso. Japanese believe that it will help them ward off illness and bring harmony within the family throughout the coming year. O-toso is a traditional alcoholic drink originated from China. It is a sake based beverage infused with toso, sansho (Japanese pepper), Chinese bellflower, cinnamon and other herbs. Japanese nowadays use plain Sake to replace O-toso. It is a tradition to drink it in the morning of New Year’s Day by the whole family......
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