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Aubrey is a Japanese-American currently attending ELAC. She plans to transfer to UCSD to pursue a bachelor’s in Marine Biology because she intends to protect the marine environment with her university education. She enjoys drawing, watching anime, attending sports games with her dad, and playing with her dogs. Original Script So every morning on New Year’s… Continue Reading »

Japanese New Year’s Ozoni

KM is a third-generation Japanese-American from Los Angeles, CA. She now lives in Pasadena, CA with her husband and 18-year-old son. KM described to me some of the basic traditions her family has for New Years Day, especially the cooking of “ozoni”: “Ozoni is just a soup made with chicken broth, green onion, shiitake mushrooms, seaweed,… Continue Reading »

Holiday Tradition/Ritual – Japan

Holiday Traditions/ Rituals Japanese New Year On the Japanese New Year, Dana said all the food has some kind of meaning to it. Each year, her grandmother puts together big circle trays with seven different foods on it. The black beans are supposed to bring good health for the coming year. The black seaweed brings… Continue Reading »