一(壱)の重:The top tier

Traditional foods, each with a particular meaning, are packed closely together.

Ichi-no-ju (top tier)

Kuromame (black beans), a symbol of health, are boiled in syrup. Kazunoko(herring roe), wirh its myriad of tiny eggs, is symbol of procreativity. It is usually seasoned with soy sauce. Tazukuri is a symbol of a good harvest, and consists of Tsukudani made with small sardines. Kurikinton consists of kuri (sweet chestnuts) and mashed Satsumaimo (sweet potato) boiled in a sweet sauce.

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