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New Year will be soon upon us again and that means it’s time for some traditional Japanese celebrations! New Year, called Shōgatsu in Japanese is one of the most important festivals of the year with plenty of tasty food and drink, as well as a fantastic variety of interesting customs.
If you want to experience some of the fun that happens during the Japanese New Year celebrations, why not join us at Japan Centre and get involved. There’s free samples to be had to make it even more tempting. 🙂

 

This Christmas is going to be a feast not only for the tastebuds, but the eyes, mind and wallet too! We’ve decked the halls and gone all out this year to make sure there’s something amazing going on at all times. So don’t miss out, check out our amazingly comprehensive round up of everything Christmas!

New Year will be soon upon us again and that means it’s time for some traditional Japanese celebrations! New Year, called Shōgatsu in Japanese is one of the most important festivals of the year with plenty of tasty food and drink, as well as a fantastic variety of interesting customs.
If you want to experience some of the fun that happens during the Japanese New Year celebrations, why not join us at Japan Centre and get involved. There’s free samples to be had to make it even more tempting! 🙂

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We all promise ourselves that this year will be different, this year I am going to make a change and start being more healthy. The problem is that to improve our health, we have to sacrifice something to get it… taste!
But why does it have to be this way? Why can’t we get more healthy while simultaneously eat great-tasting food which consists of more than just a few leaves of salad?
Look at Japanese people… They have one of the lowest obesity rates in the world, live longer than everyone else, and have you ever seen some of those Japanese grannies who could pass for teenagers? (I understand that girl in the photo above is at least 50 years old!)

Read on for Japan Centre‘s guide to a new diet for 2011, with delicious and healthy Japanese food!

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Mochitsuki Rice Pounding Event

If you enjoy the sweet sticky joy that is mochi rice cakes, we have a great event for you at Japan Centre this weekend! To coincide with the Japanese New Year tradition of mochitsuki, where sweet glutinous rice is pounded into a sticky cake, Japan Centre will be holding our own mochitsuki ceremony so you can see what it is all about!

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Japanese New Year Osechi Meal

New Year in Japan is called Shogatsu and is one of the most important holidays of the year. It is a time when Japanese people can reflect on the past year and look forward to the coming year with a fresh start. It is also an opportunity to follow traditional Japanese customs and eat an authentic Japanese dish called Osechi.

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Delivery In Time For Christmas

The japancentre.com office will be closed from 25th to 28th Dec and also on the 3rd Jan. We will reply to any email enquiries as soon as we are back in the office. Please note orders may take a little longer to process than usual during the Christmas period.

Courier – UK
Please place your order by 11:59pm on Thursday 16th December (choosing substitute or remove as your stock option).

Royal Mail – UK Destinations
Please place your order by 11:59pm on Tuesday 14th December (choosing substitute or remove as your stock option).

*Please note, we recommend using the courier delivery service as we cannot be held responsible for the Royal Mail Christmas postal service!*