end of the year, a lot of Soba noodles are seen at supermarkets or Soba
because Japanese have a traditional custom to eat Toshi-koshi-soba (Soba
noodles) on the New Yearfs Eve.
can be traced back to about 400 years ago.
years people had plentiful harvests owing to a run of fine weather. They
began to eat long noodles, Soba, hoping the fortune would last in the coming
year, too. The length of Soba is associated with a long life and continuing
fortune. People also eat Soba still now, wishing them on the day.
you enjoy this Japanese custom while listening to Joya no Kane?