The Hot pot, the Japanese sake, the kotatsu (Japanese leg warmer), and the tatami The winter in Japan has come
There are four seasons in Japan, and there are borders of each season called
“Risshun (the beginning of the spring)”
“Rikka (the beginning of the summer)”
“Risshu (the beginning of the autumn)”
and “Ritto (the beginning of the winter)”.
In act, sometimes people feel discomfort because it’s still cold on Risshun or still hot on Risshu.
But Japanese people are refreshed to understand the borders that
“the new season has come today”.
The winter is coming soon in Japan.
This year’s “Ritto” is November 7th. Ritto means
“the day of feeling the winter”.
This year’s “Ritto” is also the day of hot pot.
Speaking of seasonable foods around this day, there are good foods for the hot pot, for example,
vegetables like licks, Chinese cabbages, and Japanese radishes, and seafoods like hair crabs, salmons,
When clothes are changed into winter clothes and
one of a Japanese tradition in the winter, is set on the tatami floored Japanese room, preparations
for the winter are ready.
Then, people can enjoy the special winter time in Japan by eating hot pot’s foods with the Japanese sake
with their family.
And as an amuse, people will feel sleepy by warmth from the kotatsu and the tatami.
The winter in Japan, a good season to enjoy the hot pot foods and warmth from the tatami floored Japanese room
is coming soon.