Back to Work in 2018!
“akemashite-omedetou-gozaimasu,” – Happy New in Japanese!
Most business, including ours, closes several days over the new year period. In most countries in the world, the New Year vacation is a nice public holiday – for the Japanese, it is the MOST important holiday and lost of people go to their local temples and religious place to pray for good health, wealth and a luck!
The other most important part of their new year is, just like many people, FOOD!
According to tripsavy.com “Japanese people eat special dishes called osechi ryori during shogatsu. They are packed in a Jubako box, which has several layers. Each dish has a particular meaning. For example, they eat prawns for long life, herring roe for fertility and other foods for specific reasons. It is also traditional to eat mochi (rice cake) dishes during New Year’s festivities. Zouni (rice cake soup) is the most popular mochi dish. The ingredients vary depending on regions and families.”
After a well earned break (and too much eating!) the team is back to work, lovingly producing our handmade Futons and Duvets.
All the best to you and your family!