Students studying Japanese in Years 8, 9 and 10 have been learning about how Japan celebrates the New Year.
As part of the events at the start of the new year, families will get together and eat Toshikoshisoba. These are long soba noodles that are served in a light salty broth. The long noodles represent luck and long life for the new year. The object is to eat the long noodle without cutting it with your teeth. The students had a lot of fun eating the noodles and developed another understanding of another culture and their celebrations. We wish you all a Happy New Year for 2021 and hope it is filled with lots of luck and health.
Julian Nash - LOTE Coordinator