Osechi ryori is traditionally served to celebrate New Year in Japan, and each type of food on offer symbolises a hope for the coming year such as luck or health. Ginza Cozy Corner, a Japanese cake shop known for their particularly attractive creations, have created their own dessert version of this custom, to ensure a sweet New Year.

Each cake in this assortment has New Year motifs and even many ingredients that are actually found in osechi ryori. The set of nine cakes (2592 yen) includes desserts inspired by New Year decorations such as ‘kagami mochi’, a stack of two rice cakes with a mandarin on top. There's also a cake inspired by Mount Fuji, and a reference to the Chinese Zodiac with an adorable tiger tart, to celebrate the Year of the Tiger in 2022.

An even bigger set will be released too, containing twelve cakes, which is useful if your whole family is over for the holidays (3240 yen). This one includes a red and white tart, as this is an auspicious colour combination for New Year celebrations, decorated with a fan.

If you want to catch one of these seasonal boxes of treats you’ll have to be swift, they’re only on sale from 31st December until 3rd January. They can currently be preordered in branches of Ginza Cozy Corner in Japan.

By - grape Japan editorial staff.