8 popular Japanese New Year traditions and activities

Japanese New Year Traditions

Have you ever wondered how similar or different your New Year traditions are to another culture? These are 8 of the main Japanese New Year traditions.

Japanese New Year  Kagami-mochi: a sticky rice cake New Year decoration

Japanese New Year Kagami-mochi: a sticky rice cake New Year decoration with an orange (Mikan) on top symbolizing "several generations.

8 popular Japanese New Year traditions and activities

Japanese New Year Traditions

Have you ever wondered how similar or different your New Year traditions are to another culture? These are 8 of the main Japanese New Year traditions.

Ozoni (Japanese New Year Mochi Soup) | Easy Japanese Recipes at JustOneCookbook.com @justonecookbook

Ozoni (Zoni) - Japanese New Year Mochi Soup

Japanese New Year Bento Lunch|正月弁当 New Year is a big celebration in Japan, and this is a very cute bento to celebrate :3

Japanese New Year Bento Lunch|正月弁当 New Year is a big celebration in Japan, and this is a very cute bento to celebrate

Article: Kagami Mochi, Japanese Rice Cake is both Eaten and Displayed through the New Year’s Holiday Period in Japan|鏡餅

Kagami Mochi, Japanese "Mirror Rice Cake" is Displayed through the New Year’s Holiday Period in Japan|鏡餅

Osechi, Japanese New Year's Special Cuisine

Flavors of Japan - - A beautiful meal to ring in the New Year with. Osechi, Japanese New Year's Cuisine|おせち料理

The meaning of the mandarin and 6 other Japanese New Year traditions explained

The meaning of the mandarin and 6 other Japanese New Year traditions 

Kadomatsu for the new year    Google Image Result for http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-_HW_6OYZNoA/TvbamoH7x7I/AAAAAAAABvs/Ljh7bqIiLjA/s1600/16.jpg

Japanese decorate with kadomatsu: bamboo, pine, and apricot/plum (ume) tree sprigs. to symbolize wishes of longevity, prosperity, and steadfastness for the new year

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