Are you going to stay in our country Japan in December or January? New Year’s holiday “Oshougatsu” is a time for us to meet our friends and relatives and to enjoy seasonal foods.
We eat toshikoshi soba (buckwheat noodles) on New Year’s Eve around midnight to wish for a long life or long-lasting tie with families.A historical example during World War II is a personal map printed on cloth captured from a Japanese soldier. The song translates as There is also a short hand written poem indicating that Tsuchiya is the writer's third son to enlist, "I have seen my sons leave for the battlefields three times on a fine day of play".Also on the cloth is "To Tsuchiya Akira from all the staff of the Minenobu office." Modern furoshiki can be made of a variety of cloths, including silk, chirimen, cotton, rayon, and nylon.People go to mountaintops, observation towers or beaches to pray for health and family wellbeing. Hanetsuki (Japanese badminton), Takoage (kite flying) and Komamawashi (top spinning) are some of traditional games played during the New Year’s holiday. Some of us go out wearing beautiful kimono during New Year’s holidays.Although fewer children are seen playing these games nowadays, some cities hold events to enjoy some of them. Many shops put New Year’s decorations called Kadomatsu at the entrance.If you want to enjoy New Year with us, Come and join us here! However, Be careful not to be overweight by eating Japanese foods too much because Japanese foods are really delicious! Our Word of the Year choice serves as a symbol of each year’s most meaningful events and lookup trends.Some temples allow ordinary people to ring their bells called “Joya no Kane”.You may be lucky enough to do so at a nearby temple.Eventually, the furoshiki’s usage extended to serve as a means for merchants to transport their wares or to protect and decorate a gift.This art of wrapping was founded by Minoro Takohama somewhere around 1935 or 1936 depending if it is a leap year on that year. Knight, from a Japanese soldier captured on South Bougainville of the Bougainville Campaign in 1945. The cloth is printed in blue, grey, brown, mauve and orange with a map of South East Asia, and with an aeroplane, a ship and a printed patriotic marching song.