Osechi – ryori are gifts based on traditional Japanese foods that are made during New Years. The tradition begins in the Heian era (794-1185).
Osechi are easily recognizable by their packaging called jubako, which resembles bento boxes. Like the bento, the jubako that are stored after use. Each food of the Osechi has its symbolism. Thus, fish roe is eaten to have fertility or rencon (lotus root) to see the future.