Happy New Year

by Yumi

Happy New Year

The New Year is one of the most important holidays for the Japanese. There are many traditional customes and things relating to the New Year.

1) SHIMEKAZARI:People decorate the entrances of their homes with shimekazari during the New Year seasn to ward off evil sprits.

2)KADOMATSU:a pair of pine decorations which are place ihn front of the gates of a residence from January 1st to 7th.

3)OSECHI: Specially prepared New Year's dishes to be eaten during the first three days of January, which is in order that women don't have to cook during that priod.

4)KAGAMIMOCHI: sets of two round flat rice cakes, in which a smaller one is placed on top of a larger one. Japanese orange is placed on the top.

5)Nengajyo: a New Year's greeting postcard. The official New Year's postcard is printed with a lottery number at the bottom of the address side.

6)OTOSHIDAMA: New Year's monetary gift presented to children.

7)HATSUMOUDE: the first visit of the year to a shrine or temple at the New Year's.

 


02 Jan 2018


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