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31Sat 2016

Oshôgatsu: New Year in Japan

Here is a guide to know (almost) everything about Oshôgatsu (お正月), the Japanese new year – a very important time in Japan. As you will see, the weight of Tradition is particularly strong during this period.
Before Oshôgatsu, here is the

28Mon 2015

Oshogatsu – New Year Holiday in Japan

Kadomatsu, New Year decoration in Japan
The period of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd of January is called “Oshogatsu” in Japan. New Year’s Day is called “Gantan”, which means “the beginning of the day”. During Oshogatsu, families gather to celebrate the