Eating ozōni is a cherished tradition throughout Japan. Ozōni is enjoyed as brunch on New Year's Day and served often as a supper in the weeks that follow. Although
it is a nationally shared culinary tradition, recipes vary enormously
from region to region. Two elements identify the ozōni you see pictured here as coming from KYOTO: the inclusion of soft-simmered omochi (below, left) and miso-thickened broth (below, right).