There are only two days left this year. My family is as busy preparing for the New Year as everyone else. My wife is mainly busy …
This is “Shimekazari”
In Japan, New Year is called “oshougatsu”, and the very first day of the year is called “gantan”. New Year’s Day is a very important day for Japanese people. We have many events and customs to celebrate New Year’s Day. “Shimekazari” is decoration of sacred rice-straw rope, and is placed across the top of entrance to a house during New Years holidays.
It seems that it is better to decorate on the 28th, which means auspiciousness, and I did so.
This is “Matsukazari” the New Year’s decorative pine branches.
It is placed on both sides of the front entrance of a houseduring New Year’s holidays. It symbolizes longevity,prosperity and purity.
Konatsu will never know what the New Year is. But do you feel that we are somehow busy doing something? It may be understandable that meals that look more delicious than usual will be lined up on the table during the New Year holidays.
My wife is struggling to prepare Special New Year dishes…