Osechi (Doubutsu no Mori+)

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The subject of this page has no official English localization, so a translation of the original Japanese name is used instead.
Type of furniture Osechi  [nb 1]
Buy price Sell price
Not for sale  1,800 Bells
1.0 x 1.0  1 × 1
Obtain via:
 Tortimer (New Year's Day)
Obtain via:
Unobtainable (dummy item)
HRA points 1111
HRA penalty if facing wall Unknown
Feng shui None
In other games
New Horizons (osechi)
Names in other languages

The osechi (おせち?) is a furniture item in Doubutsu no Mori+. It can be placed on the surface of tables and other similar furniture that have surfaces for items.

The osechi can be obtained from Tortimer on New Year's Day.[nb 2] It does not have any color for the purpose of fêng shui.

No villagers have this item in their home.

Version differences

Leftover dummy item

The dummy model used by unused items in Animal Crossing.

In Animal Crossing, the osechi is still leftover in the game data as a dummy item, unobtainable without gameplay modification or glitches. It has the unused name "osechi" and uses the dummy model, a white triangle with red Japanese text reading ダミー (damī, dummy). Its name was also translated to other languages in the European version of Animal Crossing, with the name "osechi" in Spanish, "osechi" in French, "Osechi" in German, and "osechi" in Italian.

The item remains unused in Doubutsu no Mori e+, where, as with all dummy items in that game, its name appears as "かぐ?" (kagu?, furniture?) in the player's inventory. However, when dropped on the ground outside, its name from Doubutsu no Mori+ is shown. The item appears as the same dummy model but cannot be placed down in the player's house if in their inventory.

Real-world information

Real life image of osechi.

In Japan, osechi-ryōri (御節料理/お節料理?) or simply known as osechi (おせち?) are a traditional Japanese food served during Shōgatsu (or the Japanese New Year). The name originated from o-sechi, meaning season or period. Osechi is served in jūbako, or tiered boxes, with different dishes present in each one. Common dishes include daidai, datemaki, ebi, and a grilled lobster. Osechi was originally developed during the Heian period of Japan, when it was taboo to cook meals using a hearth except for zōni during the first three days of the New Year. Osechi would be cooked before the New Year and then eaten over those three days of no cooking. More information on this topic is available at Wikipedia.


  1. #511 in Doubutsu no Mori+
  2. In Animal Crossing and Doubutsu no Mori e+, Tortimer gives the player a random diary on New Year's Day instead.

In other games