7 Recommended Ways to Enjoy Japanese New Year!

7 Recommended Ways to Enjoy Japanese New Year!

Are you going to stay in our country Japan in December or January? If so, you should enjoy Japanese New Year! New Year’s holiday “Oshougatsu” is a time for us to meet our friends and relatives and to enjoy seasonal foods. During the holiday we have traditional events and customs you may be interested in. I will tell you how and where you can enjoy Japanese New Year.[Continue Reading…]

7 Points to Enjoy Hatsumode in Japan!

7 Points to Enjoy Hatsumode in Japan

For us Japanese, New Year is definitely the biggest celebration of the year. January 1st is of course a very special day, but we are so excited about celebrating the beginning of the year, we give ourselves another 2 days to party! So when we say “oshogatsu” (new year), we generally refer to these first 3 days in January. During the 3 days, we go to “hatsumode.” But what is “hatsumode?” I will start with what it is, and how you can enjoy it like Japanese![Continue Reading…]