Toshikoshi Soba

In Japan, I have a habit of eating soba on December 31st. It is called “Toshikoshi Soba(年越しそば)”.

This is a remnant of an old practice praying for longevity to welcome the New Year. In the past when Japanese average life expectancy was short,
There was a trial carrying out that “If we eat long soba we will have a longer life expectancy”.

Year end soba, 年越しそば

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