Vietnamese Tet spirit shines bright in the land of the rising sun

By Hoang Son Lam   February 7, 2018 | 11:19 am GMT+7

These workers may be living in Japan but that's not going to stop them from celebrating a traditional Lunar New Year.

Staff at a Japanese branch of a Vietnams firm in Tokyo has gathered for a traditional Tet, or Lunar New Year, the biggest holiday of Vietnamese people by making Tet feast and typical cakes for this occasion such as banh chung and banh tet (sticky rice cakes in square and cylinder shapes).

Staff at a Japanese branch of a Vietnamese firm in Tokyo gather to make traditional Tet (Lunar New Year) treats such as banh chung and banh tet (sticky rice cakes) ahead of their country's biggest holiday.

In order to make it as traditional as it could, the company where they work has bought 140 dong leaves for making banh chung from Vietnam and banana leaves for banh tet from Japans Okinawa Island.

In order to stick with traditions, the company they work for has shipped in 140 dong leaves used to make banh chung from Vietnam and banana leaves for banh tet from Japan’s Okinawa Island.

And this is the result: 20 banh chung and 10 banh tet.

And this is the result: 20 banh chung and 10 banh tet.

The Tet feast of Vietnamese northerners.

Tet feast with a northern flavor.

A Tet feast with all Vietnamese traditional dishes from the central part of the country.

A Tet feast with all the traditional Vietnamese dishes from the central part of the country.

These are what southerners serve in Tet.

And here's what they serve down south during Tet.

Vietnamese children wear ao dai in the kimono country for this special occasion.

Vietnamese children wearing traditional ao dai in the land of the kimono for the special occasion.

 
 
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