The “Lucky Bag” (福袋)

January 3rd, 2014 by snippets_and_scribblesNo Comments

Celebrating New Year in Japan is quite different from what I’m used to. For one thing, there are no fireworks display or firecrackers used to welcome the New Year. But that doesn’t make it less interesting. There are many things that make the Japanese New Year celebrations special. There’s the famous O-sechi Ryouri (おせち料理): the Japanese traditional dish,  Hatsumoude (初詣): visiting shrines on New Year, and so on. But for this …continue reading

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