Did you know Japanese people do it up on New Years Day? Not Christmas, but New Years Day... So that's when there more food than anything. I had to put up a few pics, to give props to the hard work. It's a lot of work, and exhaustion soon follows. Now there's helps from a lot of people. The plates get divided up, but imagine, there was a time when mom had to do it all. That's nuts and other households do it this way too. See mom adjusting her hair?