Many from our congregation find their cultural heritage in Japan. They share their traditions by serving an Ozoni Soup Luncheon early in the new year. We’ll be enjoying this delight on Sunday, Jan. 14, after our service. Here’s a bit from Wikipedia explaining about Ozoni:
“It is said that zōni finds its roots in samurai society cuisine. It is thought to be a meal that was cooked during field battles, boiled together with mochi, vegetables and dried foods, among other ingredients. It is also generally believed that this original meal, at first exclusive to samurai, eventually became a staple food of the common people. Zōni was first served as part of a full-course dinner (honzen ryōri), and thus is thought to have been a considerably important meal to samurai.” Read more about the tradition.