We only made a few of the traditional New Year's dishes for this year. The student who helped us with S's classes in December came over with his sister to help us cook and take a little home with them so we wouldn't have too much. We also had hot soup with "mochi" glutinous rice dumplings. I shared some of our black beans and mashed and strained satsuma-chestnut stuff with the 76 year old woman from the 3rd floor. She was happy to have a few traditional things to eat on New Year's morning.