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New Year, Culture
Coming of Age Ceremony: How Should I Dress?

Coming of Age Ceremony: How Should I Dress?

Jan 10, 2019

1. Dressing up for Coming of Age Ceremony!     Do you know what coming of age c... Read More...

New Year
How to Write Nengajo in Japanese New Year: Step by Step Guide

How to Write Nengajo in Japanese New Year: Step by Step Guide

Dec 28, 2018

(Photo by the author)   Have you ever written a New Year’s card in Japan? or Do you k... Read More...

New Year, Culture
Otoshidama in Japan: How should you behave when you receive/give Otoshidama at New Year

Otoshidama in Japan: How should you behave when you receive/give Otoshidama at New Year

Dec 27, 2018

1.  Why do people give out Otoshidama as New Year’s gift?     In Japan, there a... Read More...

Winter, New Year
Osouji! Japanese New Year Cleaning: How is it Different From Spring Cleaning?

Osouji! Japanese New Year Cleaning: How is it Different From Spring Cleaning?

Dec 16, 2018

1.  New Years Cleaning in Japan? Why New Year?     So, does anyone else deep cl... Read More...

New Year, Culture
5 Traditional New Year Customs in Japan

5 Traditional New Year Customs in Japan

Dec 12, 2018

Each country has it's own customs on New Year’s Day, and there are unique and traditional customs in... Read More...

New Year
Exciting events in Japan for New Year’s Eve

Exciting events in Japan for New Year’s Eve

Dec 22, 2018

It’s almost New Year Eve again, I hope we all had a wonderful year in 2018. If you are planning to h... Read More...

Seasons, Winter, New Year, Culture
4 End of the Year Traditions in Japan Essential to Spend New Year Like a Local

4 End of the Year Traditions in Japan Essential to Spend New Year Like a Local

Nov 30, 2018

There are many different ways people in different countries enjoy the end of the year season. And it... Read More...

New Year, Others, Culture
How do Japanese people make a New Year’s resolution?

How do Japanese people make a New Year’s resolution?

Dec 27, 2017

It is now the end of the year. Some of you might feel like it's too early to think about this, but, ... Read More...

New Year, Others, Culture
Osechi Ryouri ~A feast at A New Year’s Day in Japan~

Osechi Ryouri ~A feast at A New Year’s Day in Japan~

Jan 1, 2017

《What is Osechi Ryouri?》 We have a traditional feast at A New Year’s Day called “Osechi Ryouri” i... Read More...

New Year, Others, Culture
What would you like to try? ~ A New Year’s Day in Japan~

What would you like to try? ~ A New Year’s Day in Japan~

Dec 30, 2016

《Happy to be busy?》 The New Year’s holiday is from January 1 to January 3 in Japan. We will be bu... Read More...

New Year, Others, Culture
A New Year’s Card in Japan ~ Nengajo ~

A New Year’s Card in Japan ~ Nengajo ~

Dec 10, 2016

《What is Nengajo?》 We have a custom to send a New Year’s Card called “Nengajo” (年賀状) every year i... Read More...

New Year, Manners, Culture
Visiting a Shrine when it’s a new year

Visiting a Shrine when it’s a new year

Oct 23, 2016

Many people go to a shrine and wait for the moment when it’s January 1st 0:00am. But be careful. Thi... Read More...

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