HONOLULU (KHON2) — In Japan, residents traditionally start the New Year with a special soup called “ozoni.” 

The ingredients for this traditional Japanese New Year’s soup vary from region to region, but the symbolism is the same: prosperity and good health for the new year. 

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Chef Alan Tsuchiyama with the Culinary Institute of the Pacific at Kapi’olani Community College stops by the studio at 7 pm to share his mother-in-law’s recipe. 

Tsuchiyama said preparing the ingredients to completion should take no longer than an hour.