Winter Solstice/冬至(とうじ)

Japanese Food

I just wanted to remind you that the winter solstice falls on today, December 22, this year. On this particular day, it is customary in Japan to have kabocha and take a yuzu bath (yuzu yu or yuzu buro in Japanese).

My wife simmered some kabocha as part of supper tonight.

And, we took a yuzu bath with two yuzu, that is, we soaked in the bathtub with yuzu floating on the water.

It is said in Japan that you won’t get a cold if you have kabocha and/or take a yuzu bath on the winter solstice.

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