My son and grandson made a brief visit this afternoon. And to my surprise, my old friend Kazuko delivered her foods for me with our mutual friend Masako. We were already eating when I decided to take photos of the foods.
Above Japanese new year food, osechi, Kazuko made all from scratch except black beans and kamaboko (fish cakes). The shaping of carrots, she said it took two hours to make twelve of them because she didn't have a flower cutter. I think I have one somewhere, but I didn't tell her. Hers were much better shape. And I ate all up!