Enchanting Winter Solstice: The Aroma of Yuzu in Japan

Enchanting Winter Solstice: The Aroma of Yuzu in Japan

Japan has been getting colder and colder lately due to the strongest cold wave of the 2023 season. Tomorrow is the day of the winter solstice. The winter solstice in Japan is a time marked by traditional customs and practices. Occurring around December 21st or 22nd, it represents the shortest day and longest night of the year.

In Japan, the winter solstice marks the time of the year with the shortest daylight hours and the longest nights. During this season, various traditions and customs abound, with particular attention given to the citrus fruit known as “Yuzu.” Yuzu stands out as a quintessential winter flavor, and its refreshing fragrance carries a warmth that seemingly mitigates the cold.

One customary practice is the taking of a hot bath with yuzu, a citrus fruit. This bath, known as “Yuzuyu,” is believed to ward off winter ailments and promote good health. Yuzu contains many nutrients. In particular, yuzu peel contains a lot of essential oils and limonene, which are aromatic ingredients, and vitamin C, which is good for the skin.

In addition to yuzu baths, you can also enjoy a warm winter with various yuzu drinks. The effect of Yuzu will promote blood circulation and warm your body. Yuzu, with its invigorating aroma, is thought to have a purifying effect on both the body and the spirit.

Yamasan’s Yuzu Recommendation

Yuzu Green Tea

Yuzu Black Tea

Yuzu Matcha

Yuzu Juice Drink

Yuzu Latte

Yuzu Mochi

Please enjoy a warm Winter Solstice!

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