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osechi ryori New Year food greetings card

One in a series of greetings cards designed by Caroline using inspiration from time spent living in Kobe, Japan. Taken from artwork created with hand carved stamps of iconic Japanese symbols.

O sechi ryori, Japanese New Year food (おせち料理) is enjoyed with family on New Year’s Day 1st January. The selection of small dishes are presented in a decoratve ojubako (layered lacquerware box) like a big bento box. Each dish represents wealth and happiness in preparation for the year to come and can include: sweet black beans, pickled vegetables, rolled omelettes, decorative kamaboko (fishcakes) simmered shrimp and lotus roots. My friend Naomi invited us to share New Year’s Day with her family during our first year in Japan and I will always remember the delicious food and warm atmosphere.

Professionally printed on 300gsm
Laid white card stock
A6 sized (105 x 148mm)
Blank inside for your own message
Written description of design meaning included
Includes coordinating envelope and plastic sleeve
Posted in durable envelope

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